hoping they can get control of the fires quickly!
Gatlinburg, Tennessee (CNN)Three people were killed in raging wildfires in Sevier County, Tennessee, and officials are bracing for the possibility of more blazes overnight. Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller said Tuesday that the three people were killed in separate locations in the fires that started Monday. Miller told reporters he does not know whether there are more victims. "We have not been able to get into all the areas," the chief said. Gatlinburg fire victims: Houses destroyed, relatives missing Gatlinburg fire victims: Houses destroyed, relatives missing The wildfires have damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings in and near eastern Tennessee's resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in a dizzying 24 hours, officials said. "People were basically running for their lives," Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner, who apparently lost his home to wildfires, said in describing the scene in his resort city. Officials said they are not certain when residents will be able to return to evacuated neighborhoods. A curfew was imposed for 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Werner said destroyed properties in many cases are next to properties that appear untouched or with little damage. Responders still are trying to evaluate the destruction caused by the flames that spread with little warning from the Great Smoky Mountains.