WBIR and WTNZ FOX 43 joined with WATE and WVLT on Thursday to raise money for Sevier County wildfire relief through a telethon with the American Red Cross of East Tennessee.
Donations to assist with disaster relief poured in from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. to raise $270,000.
People can continue to make a $10 donation by texting “REDCROSS” to 90999.
The 15,653-acre fire killed 11 people, and at least 80 more sought medical treatment. The fire burned more than 700 buildings in Sevier County and Gatlinburg.
Wildfire spreads to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
Photo Gallery: Sevier County wildfire