Tennessee wildfires human-caused’ – The Washington Post – Why aren’t these fires being put out quickly?! – Greg Ericson

The deadly wildfires that engulfed two popular tourist towns leading into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park left at least seven dead and hundreds of buildings damaged or destroyed, officials said Wednesday as the terrible toll of the Tennessee fires began to take focus. At least 53 people were treated for injuries at hospitals, though their conditions were not known. The fires are estimated to have damaged or destroyed more than 700 homes and businesses — nearly half of them in the city of Gatlinburg

Source: Tennessee officials say wildfires that left 7 dead ‘likely to be human-caused’ – The Washington Post

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