Fires on Monday night forced more than 14,000 people to evacuate Gatlinburg and the surrounding area, but two days later some people are still desperately waiting to hear from their loved ones.
Many viewers have asked for a place to get the word out about their missing relatives. Please understand this is an ever-changing situation and we are working off reports from family members.
If you have a missing person from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Wears Valley to report also contact TBI's hotline at 1-800-TBI-FIND. The information gathered by TBI will be immediately available to law enforcement authorities in the response area for further follow-up.
Missing person list
- Pamela Johnson was at The Travelers Motel on Highway 321 the last time she spoke to her granddaughter. Her family and friends organized a search on Thursday for her.
- The TBI confirmed authorities located Ranbir Bajwa on Monday morning. TBI said Bajwa is safe. The Sevier County Sheriff's Office initially reported Bajwa missing following a welfare check.
Victims previously reported as missing
- Officials have confirmed that Constance Reed and her daughters Lily and Chloe died in the fires. Constance's husband, Michael, and their son had gone on a drive Monday night before the fires picked up. Michael shared with 10News that he appreciated all the prayers from everyone across the country.
- Rev. Dr. Ed Taylor of Gatlinburg has been identified as one of the victims in the Sevier County fires. His son, Eddie, said that officials believe Rev. Taylor died from smoke inhalation.
- Family members have confirmed that Memphis couple Jon and Janet Summers died in the Sevier County fires. Their three sons, Branson, Wesley, and Phillip are hospitalized at Vanderbilt Burn Center in Nashville. Two of them are in stable condition, the third is in stable but critical condition.
- Bradley Phillips, 59. Discovered at 412 Long Hollow Road. His family told Channel 10 earlier that his body was found near his home, and are asking for prayers through this difficult time.
- Family members have confirmed that Alice Hagler, 70, is one of the people that died in the Sevier County fires this week. Her son James Wood confirmed that authorities notified him of his mother's death on Wednesday night.