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Photo shows firefighters weary after battling wildfires

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It's easy to see the toll the fires have taken on Gatlinburg this week that have burned buildings to the ground and displaced thousands of people. 

But one photo shows another side: The physical toll battling the flames has taken on firefighters.

An image shared on Facebook by the Johnson City Professional Firefighters Association showed several firefighters sleeping on the sidewalk after a long shift fighting the wildfires. The picture was shared Wednesday morning and as been shared over 1,400 times. 

The Johnson City Fire Department is one of many first responder crews battling the massive inferno that has swept through the Gatlinburg area, damaging hundreds of structures and leaving at least seven people dead. 

Photo credit: Kevin Colbaugh

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