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Dry South Georgia roadways plagued by wildfires

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Albany Firefighters are asking motorists to use caution because of the extreme dry conditions and wildfire threat.

Spots of charred grass can be seen alongside highways where passing cars have started grass and wildfires.

Albany Firefighters report there were 10 grass and woods fires in the last 3 days, and in Lee County there were 9 grass fires Tuesday.

Albany Fire Department Deputy Chief Ron Rowe said "Unfortunately people are stil smoking and throwing cigarettes out the window. We have large trucks and buses and vehicles like that going up and down the road. Sometimes their brakes can get overheated and throw sparks out."

Firefighters ask you to not throw cigarettes out your car window, because of the extremely dry conditions, and use extra caution parking a hot car on a grassy area.

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