Wildfires Scorch, Smother Southeastern States

Several dozen large wildfires are scorching the southeastern part of the country, sending a cover of thick smoke into the air that is making it hazardous for people in some areas to do any outdoor activity.
0:42 | 11/15/16

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Now to the wildfires raging in the southeast dozens burning in seven states Georgia Alabama Mississippi. Tennessee Kentucky north and South Carolina you see the map right there. And ranging from fifteen to seven Cindy 5% contained it's really most are the result of arson all are being fueled by the drought conditions in the south. At least 80000 acres have burned even areas without fires are affected. But at the smoke here as seen from space it's making their unhealthy in Atlanta and the rest of north Georgia. And west or North Carolina is hit hard with 40000 acres there alone. Officials are describing the blazes there as California Stahl wildfires the governor warns the largest may now be put out until March.

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