Tennessee Wildfires Deathtoll Continues To Climb

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Wildfires are ripping across Tennessee. Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/join

“At least seven people have died from the massive eastern Tennessee wildfire that has burned more than 15,500 acres in Sevier County, officials said today.

Authorities said they are still working on identifying the deceased.

The blaze -- which has devastated the cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and surrounding areas -- has also injured 53 people, scorched more than 700 homes and forced thousands to evacuate, officials said.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said that the wildfire is the state's biggest in 100 years.

"I've never seen anything like this in the county, and we'll never see anything like it again," said Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters.

The fire was exacerbated on Tuesday by what authorities have described as "hurricane-force" winds of up to 87 mph.”

Read more here: http://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-53-injured-tennessee-wildfire-officials/story?id=43875391

Hosts: Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola

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