Facebook activates safety feature for Gatlinburg fire

Published: Nov. 29, 2016 at 12:39 AM EST
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Facebook activated its safety check-in feature for those near the wildfire in Gatlinburg.

The massive fire that forced countless people to evacuate the area also sparked Facebook to allow users to mark themselves as "safe" to notify family and friends of their status.

More than 33,000 people were talking about the fire on Facebook and it was trending on Twitter Monday night.