Authorities say rain is helping contain wildfires in western North Carolina.
A Tennessee mayor says three people have died in the wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains.
Firefighters have made progress in battling many of the large wildfires burning in the Southeast, but several blazes continue to creep into new areas — and investigators say more fires are being lit each day by suspected arsonists.
Dry conditions accompanied by high winds are continuing to hamper efforts to control wildfires across western North Carolina.
Air quality officials extended their advisory for air pollution in North Carolina to the Triangle on Friday and Saturday as smoke from numerous wildfires continues to blanket the state.
An air pollution advisory remains in effect today, as smoke from nearly 20 wildfires blankets the mountains, foothills and Piedmont.
As the wildfires rage on in the western part of the state. Crews across our area are continuing to pitch in and help.
Firefighters say higher humidity is helping them fight and contain more than a dozen wildfires across western North Carolina.
The Latest on wildfires in western North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency because of the wildfires in the western part of the state.