The horrific Gatlinburg wildfire hit home Tuesday night for Lancaster resident Judy McAteer Hammond, who lost the timeshare condo where she has vacationed for the past 20 years.
“I cried myself to sleep,” Hammond said. “The devastation is unbelievable up there.”
The condo is in the Tree Tops Resort, located on the outskirts of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee. Hammond and her late husband, Mike Payne, bought the timeshare in 1996.