Fires rage on in southeast Georgia

April 19, 2007

Firefighters say they're making slow progress against two big wildfires burning in southeast Georgia.

The fires in the Waycross area have burned 14 homes and chased about a thousand people away from their homes.

The fires now cover over 45 square miles of very dry forest land, and they're inching toward the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

The larger of the fires has burned into a wet prairie area and slowed down. The other fire is about five miles from the Refuge, but is mostly contained.


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