Transcript for Southeast Wildfires from Alabama to Kentucky Raise Concerns and Questions
Next tonight several governors declaring states of emergency to battled extreme drought and wildfires 37 large wildfires burning from Alabama to Kentucky at this hour. Heavy smoke blowing into crowded cities here obscuring the skyline of Atlanta tonight. And this evening investigators suspect a number of these fires have been set by arsonists. Here's ABC's Steve listen summit. In the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee tonight the wildfires are forcing families from their homes this folks stretch it out or. High yield some are refusing to leave here I'm. That's what our government leaders authorities fighting the fires across seven states are literally praying for rain. Today the forest fire in Burke county North Carolina doubled in size. The smoke almost blocked out the sun that it that if you know it's so bad. Families as far south as Atlanta can see and smell the smoke right outside their homes. And now authorities think the fighters are getting help from arsonists in Kentucky they've already arrested two people. Police here in Georgia are looking for suspects setting fire to they say is driving a dark blue SUV. David Steve thank you.
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