Thursday, July 24 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:46:21 GMT
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night.More >>
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night. More >>
There'll county fire crews battled a powerful Wild fire. Flames spread through the fields near Willbur Gamble Park. Thick smoke made it hard to see anything. Officials say that a combine fire sparked the blaze.
The fire became so unruly that crews neighboring stations and counties like Randolph, Sumter, and Lee County were brought in. The crews worked hard to put out the fires and its hot spots and to prevent spreading. Although this type of fire is common in There'll county this fire is the largest Dawson has seen in a very long time.
What also makes this fire so difficult is the large area it covered. The flames swept through about 200 acres…Destroying three abandoned homes and countless number of trees.
Another sign of what lingering dry conditions can create.