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Many of you have asked how we are doing with all of the wildfires in our region. The short wildfire update is simple – safe and smoky.
As the above map shows, we are sitting right smack in the middle of a stretch of wildfires covering Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, and North and South Carolina. And this map only shows the big fires, not the dozens of smaller fires. The air throughout our region is thick with smoke.
Many people in our area have been evacuated from their homes. Living in the mountains, we always have an evacuation plan and can be gone quickly if needed. Fortunately for us, we are safe for now with no major fires threatening us.
The bad news is that no significant rain is in the long-range forecast, so we have little hope the situation will get much better until we get some rain or, better, a thick covering of snow.
We are thankful for the thousands of firefighters from across the nation that are currently battling these blazes. Our thoughts are with them for their safety and success.
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