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Georgia Forest Fires

Georgia Forest Fires

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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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