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Headline: Wildfires Scorch Virginia, the Carolinas, South Korea

Firefighters are battling at least 100 brushfires that still rage over Virginia and the Carolinas. Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia has declared a state of emergency as half of his state's counties are burning. Though no deaths have been reported yet, fires displaced scores of residents — the largest fire reached 400 to 500 acres in Bedford County near Roanoke. County officials reported at least 10 fires burning there. The National Guard has been mobilized, sending 100 troops to help control the flames, which have been fanned and spread by the 50 to 60 m.p.h. winds gusting across much of the South. Virginia is set to hold its presidential primary tomorrow.

Firefighters also battled flames in South Korea today as the Namdaemun, which is Korea's top national treasure and oldest wooden structure, was engulfed by flames. It suffered major destruction in the blaze.

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scorpstar77 scorpstar77 9 years
Wow - Bedford is my hometown, my folks still live there. I talked to my mom yesterday, and she mentioned that there were fires near my sister in North Carolina, but I don't think she realized there were fires in her own town!!
girlyyysugar girlyyysugar 9 years
my moms friend was evacuated out of bedford..i had no idea it was that close to my home! only 30 minutes away! crazyyy
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
I didn't realize South Korea bordered Virginia. I thought it was near Nevada.
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