Tag Archives: Georgia

Rains Soak Georgia Wildfire

Okefenokee fire considered 90-percent contained   RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A wildfire that burned vast acreage and at one point threatened hundreds of homes near the Georgia-Florida state line has been nearly extinguished after steady rains ...

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Evacuation Order Lifted Near Georgia Wildfire

Wildfire threatened two towns near Okefenokee swamp   FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — A mandatory evacuation order has been lifted for two south Georgia towns threatened for days last week by a wildfire that had spread outside the boundaries of the ...

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Video: DC-10 Over Georgia

Aerial attack on West Mims Wildfire   Fox News – Raw video: Plane dumps thousands of gallons of fire retardant on West Mims Wildfire

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DC-10 Tanker Heads to Okefenokee Wildfire

Wildfire has burned 220 square miles since April 6   RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press Firefighters called up a giant air tanker to attack a rapidly growing wildfire that threatened homes Tuesday on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp near the ...

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Despite Evacuation Order, Many Remain Near Georgia Wildfire

Winds push Okefenokee fire across fire breaks   RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press ST. GEORGE, Ga. (AP) — The wildfire burning for weeks in southeast Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp had gotten so close that Mason Pair could see its orange glow through ...

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Georgia Okefenokee Wildfire Continues to Spread

Wildfire has burned over 129,000 acres   FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters were battling Sunday to prevent a fire in a southern Georgia wildlife refuge from spreading, authorities said. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge said in a statement that “extremely ...

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Rain Fails to Extinguish Okefenokee Wildfire

Wildfire has blackened over 150 square miles   FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Rainfall from a recent storm failed to quench a vast wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp on the Georgia-Florida line. A line of thunderstorms crossing southeast Georgia dumped just ...

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Okefenokee Wildfire Doubles in Size

Over 470 firefighters and support personnel work to contain the fire   FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — A wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has blackened 115 square miles (300 sq. kilometers) after doubling in size within a ...

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Okefenokee Wildfire Burns Over 90 Square Miles

Wildfire grew over 20 percent between Monday and Tuesday   FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has burned more than 90 square miles (233 sq. kilometers) as winds spread the ...

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Okefenokee Wildfire Expected to Burn for Six Months

Lightning started the wildfire on April 6   RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A wildfire that has scorched more than 70 square miles (180 square kilometers) of public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line could burn for ...

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