The drought in Southwest Georgia has produced such dry conditions that it is unsafe to burn off agricultural land, even if farmers have burn permits.
Two fires raged until they could be brought under control Wednesday in SW Georgia.
Dozens of people were evacuated from their homes in Plains Wednesday evening after a harvester caught fire in a field around 5:00.
Dry, breezy conditions spread the fire quickly to a wood line and close to homes.
Albany Firefighters report there were 10 grass and woods fires in the last three days, and in Lee County there were nine grass fires Tuesday.
A controlled burn got out of control Monday as one farmer burned his field on Highway 32, between Lover's Lane and Philema road Monday afternoon.
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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