Controlled burn in Cherokee National Forest until June 1 making the Smokies extra-smokey
If you're wondering why the Smokies are filled with smoke a 744-acre controlled burn is taking place in Monroe County in the Cherokee National Forest.
The smoke caught a lot of people off guard, and it doesn't appear the controlled burn was well-announced to the public ahead of time.
According to the release, the burn will occur from May 28 to June 1 in Monroe County approximately six miles from the Indian Boundary Campground and 1 mile north of the Jake Best Campground.
Read more on WBIR's website.