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Rain helps Georgia's wildfires

June 13, 2007

Ware County - Recent rain is a blessing for the men and women battling Georgia wildfires.

Forester says the Swamp Farm Road fire received over a half an inch of rain which helped them keep the fire 98% contained.

They are now battling hot spots and believe this portion of the fire will be out very soon.

Progress was also made on the 387,000 acre Big Turn Around fire. They estimate an inch of rain helped control the blaze, now 85% contained.

The fires are progressing so well that they have shut down the Joint Information Center and will drastically cut the nearly 800 personnel battling the blaze by the end the week.

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