A wildfire tore through Gatlinburg, Tennessee, burning thousands of buildings and killing 14 people—but leaving Ace Hardware of Gatlinburg behind.

The fire started south of Gatlinburg on Nov. 23 and burned through the popular vacation city on Monday, Nov. 28. That Monday, the employees at Ace Hardware of Gatlinburg closed the store in accordance with the city’s initial recommended evacuation order.

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