Nearly two weeks later, chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team and volunteers with Samaritan's Purse are on the ground to help.
"Well it is horrible. It's amazing and shocking what a fire can do. It seems to have a mind of it's own,” said Leo Grabowski, Billy Graham Rapid Responder.
Grabowski made the trek from Fort Mill, South Carolina to provide emotional and spiritual support to those who lost everything.
"It's almost as bad as a death, it is a death in a sense. A death of a way of life and living," said Grabowski
Samaritan's Purse has volunteers helping out in Estes Park, and Fort Collins, Colorado.
Fires in the west continue to burn, as others pop up closer to North Carolina.
The NC Forest Service deployed more than 20 firefighters this week to the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee.
The men will work 16-hour days on the fire line, raking and digging to help those devastated by the wildfires.