Wildfires – Southeast USA
Firefighters are battling blazes which have engulfed thousands of acres in the southeast amid a devastating drought. Wildfires spanning from Tennessee to Georgia, North Carolina and parts of Alabama, have led to evacuations in some counties as firefighters try to suppress the flames.
More than 5,000 firefighters and support staff are currently in the Southeast to fight the wildfires in the area, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
In North Carolina, Evacuation orders were given to portions of Chimney Rock and Lake Lure communities as the Party Rock Fire grew to 977 acres Friday and crossed county lines. In all, about 25 fires have scorched more than 7 500 acres.