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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

June 23, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Firefighters say despite rain over the weekend, there is still a big grass fire and wildfire danger in South Georgia. Albany Firefighters responded to 15 grass fires last week. 

 They believe most of them were sparked accidentally. So firefighters ask you to still use extreme caution with outdoor burning. Albany Fire Department Chief James Carswell said "always be careful. Even the rain we had yesterday, with the wind it will dry out real quick. Though the ground may be damp, the grass is still dry."

 Carswell said he thinks many of those wild fires could have been started by sparks being produced by passing cars or trains. Feedback