Wildfire fight continues across the Southeast

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.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/2fXgSaU

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s