Tennessee

2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

  • In this Monday, Dec. 6, 2016 photo, Senior Pastor Kim McCroskey inspects a statue outside the remains of the family life center at Roaring Fork Baptist Church in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The church and the center burned down in wildfires a week earlier. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

    In this Monday, Dec. 6, 2016 photo, Senior Pastor Kim McCroskey inspects a statue outside the remains of the family life center at Roaring Fork Baptist Church in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The church and the center burned down in wildfires a week earlier. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, a burned car sits in a parking lot in Gatlinburg, Tenn., after a wildfire swept through the area Monday. Authorities on Wednesday, Dec. 7, charged two juveniles in the wildfire that killed over a dozen people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, a burned car sits in a parking lot in Gatlinburg, Tenn., after a wildfire swept through the area Monday. Authorities on Wednesday, Dec. 7, charged two juveniles in the wildfire that killed over a dozen people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, a burned car sits in a parking lot in Gatlinburg, Tenn., after a wildfire swept through the area Monday. Authorities on Wednesday, Dec. 7, charged two juveniles in the wildfire that killed over a dozen people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, a burned car sits in a parking lot in Gatlinburg, Tenn., after a wildfire swept through the area Monday. Authorities on Wednesday, Dec. 7, charged two juveniles in the wildfire that killed over a dozen people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities have charged two juveniles for starting an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, local District Attorney General James Dunn and Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced charges at a news conference Wednesday.

Dunn said the juveniles face aggravated arson charges for the fire in the Chimney Tops area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Nov. 23. The fire spread to the Gatlinburg area, causing widespread damage. They're being held in the Sevier County juvenile detention center.

They said the juveniles are from Tennessee, but not Sevier County. Officials said state law prevents releasing more information about them.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges could come. They said it's possible they would move the case into adult courts.