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New wildfire gives fire fighters trouble

May 28, 2007

Ware County-  A new wildfire sparked Sunday afternoon near the Ware, Charlton County line quickly consumed 100 acres.

Teams from the Georgia Forestry Commission and local fire department quickly attacked the fire and suppressed it Sunday night using three helicopters and dozers. Monday, firefighters have been busy dealing with re-burns.

Extra firefighters were working Monday in the areas north of Race Pond Road in Ware County to mop up portions of the fire near the Little Okefenokee Swamp.

Both the Roundabout Swamp Fire in Atkinson County and the Kneeknocker fire in Brantley County are 100 percent contained.



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