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Georgia Forest Fires

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  • South Albany House Fire

    South Albany House Fire

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:48:26 GMT
    Albany firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in the 600 block of West Gordon Avenue.We have a crew on the scene.Stay with WALB for the latest on this story.Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.More >>
    Albany firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in the 600 block of West Gordon Avenue.We have a crew on the scene.Stay with WALB for the latest on this story.Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.More >>
  • East Albany duplex fire

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:40:37 GMT
    Firefighters are on the scene of a duplex fire in the 1100 block of Clark Avenue.Around 05:22 this morning crews arrived and saw heavy smoke coming from the home.Firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames.No one inside andno injuries have been reported.Stay with WALB for the latest on this developing story.Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.More >>
    Firefighters are on the scene of a duplex fire in the 1100 block of Clark Avenue.Around 05:22 this morning crews arrived and saw heavy smoke coming from the home.Firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames.No one inside andno injuries have been reported.Stay with WALB for the latest on this developing story.Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Closing arguments in murder trial set for Wednesday morning

    Closing arguments in murder trial set for Wednesday morning

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:03:55 GMT
    (left to right) Ezekial James and Jordan Harris(left to right) Ezekial James and Jordan Harris
    Closing arguments in the trial accusing two men of robbing and killing former Lee County Commissioner and Albany businessman is set for Wednesday morning.More >>
    Closing arguments in the trial accusing two men of robbing and killing former Lee County Commissioner and Albany businessman is set for Wednesday morning.More >>

ATLANTA (AP) - Thunderstorms rumbled through southeastern Georgia but provided only scattered rain to help crews working around the clock to battle wildfires.

Georgia Forestry Commission spokesman Eric Mosley said Sunday that the storms were accompanied by winds that caused some flare-ups.

By Sunday afternoon, Mosely blaze in Clinch County had burned about 21 square miles, while the blaze in Bacon and Ware counties had consumed around 25 square miles.

A smaller blaze in Long County had burned just over 6 square miles and three homes.

Mosely said there were reports of some new starts Sunday, including one near Darien in McIntosh County, but it hadn't been determined how they started.

Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday declared a state of emergency because of the fires.

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