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HILLSDALE — People all over southern Michigan reported smelling burning in the air Monday night. Experts say that the wildfires burning across the south are to blame.

There are more than 14 wildfires burning in and around Gatlinburg, Tennessee. As southern winds push north, people can smell the smokey air all the way in Michigan.

Fires are in the Pittman Center, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg areas. Mandatory evacuations are taking place in Gatlinburg as wind conditions worsen and wildfires are spreading.