Wildfire fight continues across the Southeast

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More than 80,000 acres have burned as a result of wildfires spread out across the Southeast, with little relief in sight.

(NBC News) More than 80,000 acres are burning across the Southeast in a string of wildfires spread across several states.

About half of those fires are in North Carolina, where thousands of firefighters are working around the clock.

Fighting the flames is made more complicated because of drought and treacherous terrain.

“This fire’s so challenging because the fuel is so extremely dry and because the terrain is very very steep, and those two combined we’re not able to put tractors or people in places that we normally would,” says Victoria Tillotson of the North Carolina Forest Service.

While no homes have been destroyed, some areas have been evacuated and residents are worried.

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