An exceptional drought continues to affect not just the Tennessee Valley, but much of the Southeast region of the United States.
As of Tuesday, November 22, as many as 35 wildfires continue to burn within eight different southern states, per the National Interagency Fire Center.
The Alabama Forestry Commission reports on its Facebook page that the Lookout Mountain wildfire is estimated at 1,125 acres and is approximately 80 percent contained. Since midnight Tuesday, only one wildfire is active in DeKalb County, affecting a total of 5 acres, per the Alabama Forestry Commission's website.
In Dade County, Georgia, the Tatum Gulf wildfire on Lookout Mountain is estimated at 2,836 acres and is 65 percent contained, per the Georgia Forestry Commission.
Elsewhere in Dade County, Georgia, the Creek Road Fire has consumed 72 acres but is 99 percent contained. The Fox Mountain Fire and the Lookout Mountain/Sulfur Springs wildfires have since become 100 percent contained, but not before consuming a total of 2,583 acres, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission.
Additional information regarding active wildfires throughout the Southeast is available on the USDA Forest Service's active fire mapping website as well as the National Interagency Fire Center website.