Wildfires Are Burning Across Kentucky And Are Devastating Parts Of The State

Major wildfires are currently sweeping through Southern states including Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, causing officials to declare states of emergency and evacuations in some areas. Here in Kentucky, 210 wildfires have been recorded since October, many of which are being credited not only to drought but also, sadly, to arson.

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These fires are no joke and thinking about what they’ve done to southeastern Kentucky is a scary thought. Here’s another glimpse at some of the damage that’s happening in Jackson, KY in particular:

Have you experienced these fires first hand? Shares your thoughts and comments with us below.