This is what Gatlinburg looks like now
Updated 1:57 PM ET, Thu December 8, 2016
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee (CNN)Even for those who had braced for the worst, Gatlinburg is unrecognizable -- the mountain town ravaged by wildfire, many of its homes reduced to husks. When residents and business owners returned to their properties on a full-time basis this morning, this is what lay before them: