The anniversary approaches. What caused the devastating fire that November night? 

Dry conditions, wind and a hard-to-reach fire created hell on earth in 2016

The fires caught local and federal officials unprepared 

It sadly claimed the lives of 14 people 

And caused millions in damages 

Two boys were arrested, but charges against them were later dropped 

Investigators determined that wind and other factors contributed to the tragedy  

And the lack of an early notice was the most critical failure of all 

Read the full story about the Gatlinburg fires and how Dolly Parton helped those affected