Fire crews working southeast GA forest fires

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday, June 20,2011

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters are at work in southeast Georgia forests, trying to head off another surge of fires.

Georgia Forestry Commission fire information officer Eric Mosley says about 200 firefighters are plowing breaks between rows of planted pines to give the fires less fuel on the ground and slow them down.

Mosley says rains and low winds helped firefighters battling a couple of 20,000-acre fires in Southeast Georgia on Sunday. He says it's already drying out and the fires are expected to regain their strength.

Mosley says the Forestry Commission is getting help from firefighters from South Carolina and Oklahoma and is looking for additional help from states that don't have their own fires.

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