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Arabia Bay blaze still presents a problem

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The lull in the blaze also gave equipment operators a welcome chance to maintain their heavy equipment, which had been under almost constant heavy strain for days. The lull in the blaze also gave equipment operators a welcome chance to maintain their heavy equipment, which had been under almost constant heavy strain for days.

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  As of Sunday night the Clinch County, the Arabia Bay fire has burned 12,369 acres and is now 45% contained.

Residents evacuated Saturday night and returned to their homes.  

Sunday night Clinch received a great deal of rain. People did not have to evacuate Sunday night.

The rain gave crew members a break to go home to their families. They had a skeleton crew working Sunday night.

The lull in the blaze also gave equipment operators a welcome chance to maintain their heavy equipment, which had been under almost constant heavy strain for days.

Now crews are back out this morning in full force making the fire brakes larger.

Forestry commission expects more wildfires across and drought will continue until the summer.

 

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