Hundreds Hospitalized in Southeast Fires
Over 200 people have been hospitalized with difficulty breathing in the last two weeks as wild fires burn throughout the southeast. The US Forest Service has reported that over thirty fires have burned more than 80,000 acres in Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Kentucky. Tennessee’s Governor Bill Haslam has since issued an open-air burning ban in most of the state’s counties. The smoke has carried such long distances that air quality levels in Atlanta, where there haven't been any fires, have been labeled unhealthy. This could mean that everyone in the area may begin to experience health effects.
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