In November 2016, huge forest fires swept through eight southern states in the U.S.

They burned more than 119,000 acres and shrouded regions from Alabama up to West Virginia in smoke. Parks shut down, residents evacuated, and more than 6,300 firefighters were deployed to the area to try to contain these raging fires.

http://www.upworthy.com/firefighters-are-killed-every-year-by-wildfires-these-scientists-want-to-change-that?c=upw1&u=7c4065acb880907b2ca27e22823df685343edadc

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