With rains, ‘burn scar’ latest worry after Tennessee fires

With rains, ‘burn scar’ latest worry after Tennessee fires With rains, ‘burn scar’ latest worry after Tennessee fires KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — As a proceeded with rain suffocates the remainder of the rapidly spreading fires close to the Great Smoky Mountains on Tuesday, that water can possibly bring about more inconvenience in Tennessee’s Sevier County. “Blaze scar” is a term utilized at the National Weather Service to clarify a circumstance in which a mass smolder, for example, the one in and around Gatlinburg, Tenn., and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park makes the ground less ready to hold water and more inclined to surge. “Since the ground is singed, there isn’t as much garbage to stop the water and it doesn’t take as much rain to surge a zone as it does with typical ground,” said Doug Schneider, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Morristown, Tenn. Sevier County is under a blaze surge watch.

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