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The Latest on the Tennessee wildfires

Five people have died and more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed in the wildfires that have devastated parts of Tennessee.

The fires were started by a blaze that has charred more than 40 square miles and has destroyed more than 20,000 structures, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

President Donald Trump’s administration has ordered a nationwide evacuation of the Tennessee cities of Nashville and Memphis, while the governor has declared a state of emergency in both cities.

The wildfires were fueled by a small fire in the state of Florida, which has a population of about 20,400 people, that was fueled by smoke from a nearby forest fire.

The National Weather Service has issued a smoke advisory for much of Tennessee, but a strong, fast-moving fire is still burning out in the foothills near Nashville.

More than 5,000 firefighters from Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee have been deployed to fight the blaze.