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$4.4 million pledged for wildfire recovery

June 20, 2007

Ware County - The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide $4.4 million in federal funding towards the recovery efforts from the wildfires that ravaged southeast Georgia and Florida.

The money will go towards restoring wetlands and clean-up and replant areas affected by the fires.

The fires scorched nearly 500,000 acres in Georgia alone and have cost over 55 million dollars. And the fires aren't even out.

The 82,000 acre Sweat Farm Road fire is 98% contained, the 387,000 acre Big Turn Around Fire remains at 90%.

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