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Southern Wildfires: Over 80K Acres Burn up as Officials Alert Against Arson!

Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:35
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Southern Wildfires: Over 80K Acres Burn Up As Officials Alert Against Arson!

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Written by JayWill7497

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TIGER, Ga. (AP) — Thick smoke has settled over a wide area of the southern Appalachians, where dozens of uncontrolled wildfires are burning through decades of leaf litter, and people breathe in tiny bits of the forest with every gulp of air. It’s a constant reminder of the threat to many small mountain communities, where relentless drought and now persistent fires and smoke have people under siege. “A lot of the ladies just went to tears and said this happens in other places, it doesn’t happen here,” pastor Scott Cates said as townspeople donated water, cough drops and other supplies for the firefighters at the Liberty Baptist Church in Tiger, Georgia.

Firefighters are continuing to battle dozens of wildfires that have scorched more than 80,000 acres across the Southeast U.S., amid fears that the fires will continue to grow.

Dozens of wildfires continue to burn across southern states on Wednesday, blanketing large areas with smoke and prompting health officials to warn people to stay indoors.

Jonathan Serrie reports from Clayton, Georgia

TIGER, Ga. (AP) — Thick smoke has settled over a wide area of the southern Appalachians, where dozens of uncontrolled wildfires are burning through decades of leaf litter and people breathe in tiny bits of the forest with every gulp of air. It’s a constant reminder of the threat to many small mountain communities, where relentless drought and now persistent fires and smoke have people under duress. “A lot of the ladies just went to tears and said this happens in other places, it doesn’t happen here,” pastor Scott Cates said as townspeople donated water, cough drops and other supplies for the firefighters at the Liberty Baptist Church in Tiger, Georgia.

Authorities scrambling to stamp out dozens of wildfires that have scorched more than 80,000 acres across the Southeast have a stern warning for apparent arsonists. “We’re coming for you,” David Purkey, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, said at a news conference in fire-ravaged Cocke County. Related: Authorities Suspect Arson as Wildfires Spread Across the South “If one of these first responders is injured or killed as a result of your actions, then the full weight of state government will come down upon you,” Purkey pledged.

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