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Wildfires Sweep Through the Drought Stricken Southeastern US

U.S. National Guard troops are being deployed to help as firefighters battle wildfires that have destroyed homes and businesses in Gatlinburg, in the southern U.S. state of Tennessee, and surrounding areas in the Smoky Mountains National Park, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. The troops will transport first responders, perform welfare checks and clear debris. The wildfires have forced the evacuations of areas in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevier...

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