GATLINBURG (WATE) – A Gatlinburg man is rebuilding his home with his own two hands after it was destroyed in the November wildfires. He lives on Wiley Oakley Drive, one of the hardest hit areas that night. Right now, he says he has no plans of bringing in a professional to help out.
“It was really important for me to get this cleaned off because it was sad,” said Dean Cato.
Starting new is how he is healing. He said having something to do is important to him. He got to work as soon as residents were let back into the city. His brother came from Texas to help out. He is living in a camper with Cato’s teenage son.