Close Air quality improving as smoke clears The state will not issue an air quality alert for East Tennessee on Thursday. WBIR 6:51 AM. EST November 17, 2016 TRENDING VIDEOS Wind gusts challenge firefighters in Tennessee Wind fuel fires, smoke in Sevier County WBIR Breaking News Fires in Gatlinburg, Nov. 28, 2016 Putting the Vandy loss into perspective Sunday Sports Talk: How loss to Vanderbilt affects Tennessee football program Gusty winds with highs in the mid 60s for Monday Vols fans react to "disappointing" season Vols react to loss to Vanderbilt More Stories Fire death count remains at 13; searches winding down Nov 29, 2016, 11:54 a.m. Confirmed victims of Smoky Mountain wildfires Dec. 2, 2016, 11:58 a.m. Evacuation notices for Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge… Dec. 3, 2016, 12:19 a.m.