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March 28, 2008

Smithville -- A dangerous wildfire that broke out Thursday afternoon in Smithville is under investigation.

Lee County and Georgia Forestry Commission fire crews fought the flames that burned through woods and came close to three homes along North Smithville Road.

The flames moved fast, but firefighters protected the houses.

"We arrived on the scene  and found a wall of flames coming through the pine trees - probably 5 to 6 foot tall flames coming from east to west. The cause is undetermined. We had 3 structures that were exposures and we just set up the covered exposures and got the fire the best we could, and forestry arrived and cut the brakes," said Lt. Coleman Williams, Lee County Fire Department.

Firefighters say there was no controlled burned in the area.

They still haven't figured out what started the fire around 3 o'clock.

Fortunately, no one was injured.

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