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Kentucky Officials Ready for Fall Wildfire Season

420 fires burned about 52,000 acres last fall   FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Division of Forestry is preparing for fall wildfire season. Each year, there are about 1,500 wildfires in the state, based on a 10-year average. State ...

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Wildfire Smoke Causes Panic Among Southeastern States

Wildfires continue to burn across several states   JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press 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, ...

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Air Quality Concerns in Southeastern Wildfires

Largest wildfire has burned over 13,000 acres   ATLANTA (AP) — Wildfires near the Georgia-North Carolina line are spewing smoke so thick that residents are being urged to wear special masks if they must do outdoor activities. The fires — ...

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Wannabe Weatherman Arrested for Kentucky Wildfire

Arrests in Kentucky and Tennessee as fires scorch the Southeast   JEFF MARTIN and REBECCA REYNOLDS YONKER, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — A wannabe weatherman was jailed for arson after admitting he started a wildfire to draw attention to his ...

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Firefighters across U.S. Battle Appalachian Wildfires

Over 5,000 firefighters and support staff are at work in the Southeast   JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Many of the nation’s largest active wildfires Thursday were burning in the southern Appalachian mountains, where a relentless drought has ...

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Wildfires Rage across Southeastern States

All but two of 61 large fires nationwide are in the Southeast   JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency because of the wildfires in the western part of the state. McCrory ...

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