Tag Archives: Georgia

Firefighters Prepare for Growing Okefenokee Wildfire

Forecasters expect winds to push fire deeper into refuge   FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters are getting ready for a wildfire that’s burned 35 square miles (91 sq. kilometers) of public land near the Georgia-Florida state line to spread northward ...

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Okefenokee Fire Grows

Wildfire grows to 6,000 acres   FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — A wildfire sparked by lightning in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is spreading through government-owned swamp and forestland, having burned more than 9 square miles (23.3 square km) near the ...

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Okefenokee Fire Burns 3,800 Acres

Lightning started wildfire in wildlife refuge   RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A wildfire sparked by lightning spread rapidly Monday inside the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where officials estimated roughly 6 square miles had burned near the ...

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Georgia Wildfire Burns 250 Acres

Brantley County fire is 80 percent contained   RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Crews worked Wednesday to contain a wildfire that destroyed a family’s mobile home and several other buildings as it burned about 250 acres in ...

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