The head of FEMA says the agency is spending more than $200 million per day for disaster response following three major hurricanes and the CA wildfires.
Experts say this year should be better than last year for wildfires in western North Carolina, when more than 50 blazes burned thousands of acres.
A 17-year-old has been charged in the Party Rock wildfire last year in western North Carolina.
California crews are hoping slightly cooler temperatures and diminishing winds will help in the battle against three major wildfires that have destroyed structures, closed a highway and forced evacuations.
Forestry officials say they are scaling back on the number of firefighters working on a blaze in the mountains of western North Carolina.
Weather officials say strong winds are carrying smoke from wildfires in Georgia into North Carolina.
Dolly Parton's My People Fund has issued monthly checks to 921 people who lost their homes in deadly wildfires that ravaged East Tennessee last year.
Governor Pat McCrory will request approximately $200 million in a Special Session of the General Assembly.
Dolly Parton is going a step further to help the victims of wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee where the singer grew up.
The death toll from the Gatlinburg area fires has risen to 14.