The fires prompted Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to issue a ban on open-air burning in over half of the state's counties.
Smoke reaches far
This isn't just an issue for those living close to wildfires, as winds have carried the smoke to cities miles away.
In Atlanta, where there are no wildfires, the air quality level was "unhealthy." That means "everyone may begin to experience health effects and members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects."
Pockets of wildfires burned in some parts of Northern Georgia.
The Rough Ridge Fire in the northwest area of the state, is the biggest one in Georgia. It has engulfed more than 21,533 acres and was 20% contained as of Tuesday, according to the US Forest Service.
On Monday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal banned fireworks in the drought-affected counties, citing the ongoing "uncontrolled fires."
While the fires continue to burn, there is little hope for rain in the forecast.
Some school systems, like Greenville County in South Carolina and Haywood County in North Carolina, are limiting outdoor physical activity. Students with respiratory conditions, those wishing to remain indoors during recess and athletes with outdoor practice are allowed to remain inside.