By Ron Clayton
TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. —; Dry conditions in the Cherokee National Forest have sparked what officials are calling an unusual spate of summer fires.
Tellico District Ranger Keith Lannom said crews fought one fire Sunday night and were following smoke to find another remote fire today.
Cherokee Fire Director Glen Fortenberry said crews also have battled a 10-acre fire near the Hiwassee River and a similar-sized blaze in the Ocoee district.
He said the fire danger has not yet reached a critical stage, but is now considered “moderate” in the southern districts.
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