3rd brother injured in Gatlinburg fire released from hospital

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The last of three brothers injured in the Gatlinburg wildfire last month was released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

A spokeswoman for the hospital confirmed that Wesley Summers was discharged.

His brothers Jared, who had burns on 2 percent of his body, and Branson were previously released.RELATED: Family: Brothers burned in Gatlinburg ‘went through walls of fire’ to escape

All three brothers live in Nashville. They were visiting Gatlinburg with their parents when the deadly fire struck the area.

They all got inside Branson’s car as they tried to evacuate, but a tree fell in the road and blocked their path.

The family then got out of the car and was separated as they tried to get to safety.

“Quite frankly, how the kids got down the mountain is a movie in and of itself,” stated Jim Summers, the brothers’ uncle. “They went through walls of fire. The entire road, on both sides of the road, and they had to run through it all the way to the bottom of the mountain.”

Sadly, Jon and Janet Summers died in the fire. They were among 14 who tragically lost their lives.

The fire also destroyed or damaged 2,460 structures in the area.

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