VIDEO: Dashcam video shows officers' view of Sevier County fires

July 3, 2017: Dashcam video shows a first-hand look at what first responders saw the night fire engulfed thousands of acres in Sevier County.

Disclaimer: This is raw, unedited dash camera video from the Sevierville Police Department. The video may contain language that may be offensive to some viewers. 

Newly released dash camera video gives a first-hand look at what Sevierville Police Department officers and other first responders saw as fire engulfed thousands of acres in Sevier County last November. 

More than 14,000 people fled the Gatlinburg area on the night of Nov. 28, 2016, as a fire that started inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park days before spreading into populated areas. 

Later, we learned the fires killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged 2,500 buildings.

The city of Sevierville released the dash camera footage to 10News on Monday in response to a public records request.

The video shows officers helping evacuate homes and businesses.

This is just a small part of the video the city released. 10News is still reviewing the rest of the dash camera video and other documents and will be sharing more of it in the coming days.

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