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Smoke from Georgia fires cover parts of East TN

8:46 PM, Apr 8, 2013   |    comments
Smoky haze covers Knoxville due to a controlled burn in Georgia.
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Smoke from fires in northern Georgia filtered into Knox and several other East Tennessee counties on Monday evening.

10News heard from several viewers who noticed the smoky smell.

According to Tennessee Division of Forestry Fire Resources Coordinator Ben Bryson, the smoke is from two controlled burns south of the state line in Georgia.

The US Forest Service was burning one area that is 1,400 acres and another that is 800 acres in the Conasauga district, which straddles I-75 in the Dalton area.

Bryson said, in addition to Knox County, there were reports of smoke in Loudon County and Monroe County.

Forestry officials said more burns were possible in north Georgia on Tuesday.

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