The National Park Service on Monday banned all travel in the state of Georgia after a fatal error resulted in more than 200 wildfires raging in parts of the state.
The NPS issued a travel ban across the country in an emergency order that allows travel only within a 1.6-mile radius of all National Park service lands and structures.
The ban applies to all public lands, including the state’s wilderness area.
The NSP is still working to determine how to address the deadly fires, which have destroyed thousands of homes and businesses in the Atlanta area.
The agency did not provide details about the fire that ravaged parts of Georgia and has been burning for nearly two weeks.
More than 250 people have been killed and more than 4,600 homes and buildings have been damaged by the fire, which started on Monday.
The fire destroyed about 1,000 structures in Georgia.
Nathan Deal, a Republican, said on Monday that he would declare a state of emergency.
“This will provide more resources to state and local officials in response to the devastating wildfires,” he said in a statement.
Dellas in Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee are among the states that have already issued state of emergencies.
In Tennessee, Gov.
Bill Haslam said he was declaring a state emergency.