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“The Southeast is becoming a wildfire hotspot”

While most people think of wildfires as a Western phenomenon, events this year have pointed out that the Southeast is also an area that is ripe for wildfires.  An recent article by Lyndsey Gilpin at http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-southeast-is-becoming-a-wildfire-hotspot/ describes the increases in wildfires in the Southeast over time.  The article discusses whether wildfires…
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More on the fires in NC and GA

The smoke has cleared, at least temporarily, from Athens this morning and it smells less smoky, which means the plume is now going elsewhere.  Here are a couple of pictures of the Rough Ridge fire in northern GA which the NWS Peachtree City posted yesterday.  You can read more about…
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