Gov. Haslam vows to pursue wildfire arsonists 'with everything we have'

Gov. Bill Haslam speaks to reporters in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, about the presidential election results. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

NASHVILLE - Tennessee wildfires have already cost the state an estimated $5.5 million to fight, not to mention property damage, and that has Gov. Bill Haslam vowing to go after arsonists believed responsible for setting at least half of the blazes across drought-parched portions of the state.

photo Sen. Bob Corker, center, greets forestry and emergency personal after touring wildfire-damaged areas of Southeast Tennessee by helicopter. Corker held a press conference at the Tennessee Division of Forestry Incident Command Post in Soddy-Daisy on Nov.21, 2016.