Close Cades Cove reopens following wildfires Cades Cove National Park and businesses on the Townsend side of the Smokies are open after wildfires destroyed much of nearby Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Dec. 1, 2016. WBIR 6:48 PM. EST December 01, 2016 TRENDING VIDEOS UT breaks the world record for largest human letter Al Roker arrives at Neyland Stadium for Rokerthon 3 WBIR Breaking News UT gets ready for Al Roker and World Record Convicts write letters in Lillelid murders Ken Sparks' impact continues through cancer fight A stranger emailed me a warning about blood clots. Days later, my friend died from one. 10Listens: Coyote sightings in community April the giraffe's baby watch creates bond Search continues for missing Tennessee teen More Stories Legendary Carson-Newman football coach Ken Sparks dies at 73 Mar 29, 2017, 10:21 a.m. University of Tennessee sets record for largest human letter Mar 29, 2017, 8:28 a.m. Tennessee Supreme Court upholds death penalty Mar 29, 2017, 12:16 p.m.