Mother, 2 daughters missing after wildfire in Gatlinburg

(Courtesy: Michael Reed via WATE)
(Courtesy: Michael Reed via WATE)

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WKRN) – The couple from Memphis are not the only people missing after the wildfire tore through Gatlinburg earlier this week.

Constance Reed and her two daughters, Lily and Chloe, are also missing.

They have not been seen or heard from since Monday night when the fires spread to people’s homes.

News 2 spoke with husband and father Michael Reed Tuesday night. He recalled the night before, saying the family saw fires were close on the news.

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Reed said he and his son hopped in their truck to see how close their home was to the flames when his wife called.

“She called me about 8:15 and said that there were flames across the street from our house and she didn’t know what to do, so I told her to call 911 and that was the last time I talked to her,” he explained.

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office has already searched the destroyed home twice now, but there are still no answers.

“We’ve been to all the shelters. Different friends of the families, including my husband and I, have been to different shelters,” said family friend Deirdre Daly. “We’re waiting on Ober Gatlinburg to get back to us; that’s our only last hope. They’ve gone through the rubble at the house and they haven’t found anything, so that’s good.”

Click here to view News 2’s continuing coverage of the Sevier County wildfire.