A Tennessee man was on a desperate search for his wife and daughters after wildfires engulfed his home and other buildings in the region this week. Michael Reed told WATE-TV on Tuesday that he had not heard from his wife Constance or their two girls, ages 9 and 12, since talking to them on the phone Monday. “We are just hoping for a miracle,” Reed said.

Reed, of Gatlinburg, heard about the fires and was driving back to his home with his son when the two got stuck and traffic and were forced to turn around. He said that when he last spoke to his wife, he urged her to call 911. She said she saw flames across the street from her home. Reed said that he and his son have scoured shelters in Gatlinburg but haven’t found them. READ MORE