As many of you have heard, Gatlinburg and surrounding areas were caught in the middle of a wildfire last night. Many thousands of people have been affected by these fires, including some of our staff. Please keep all of them in your thoughts and prayers. Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Sevierville was not and has not been directly affected by the fires – we’re a bit further out.
We do not want to contribute to misinformation that’s circulating about the scope of this disaster. We’re going to wait for the sunrise and more information from reliable sources. However, we do know that many have been evacuated from their homes and many will have lost everything. If you’d like to help, we suggest you make a donation to the Red Cross of East Tennessee.