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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN/ WATE) – Wildfires are still burning across the state, and the weather isn’t making things any better.
News 2’s Chief Meteorologist Danielle Breezy went up in a plane Thursday morning to get a sky-high look at the fires and smoke.
She flew over Tellico Plains in Monroe County and Lookout Valley in Chattanooga, as well as areas in between.
The blaze in Tellico Plains broke out over the past 24 hours and is threatening the Trail of Tears. About five homes have been evacuated in the area as the fire is a mere two miles from State Highway 68.
In all, there are 64 active fire across the state of Tennessee, and they are burning a total of 17,734 acres.
Tennessee has declared a level III state of emergency, and Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed a regional burn ban on 51 counties in Tennessee