Smoke from south Georgia fire drifts toward CSRA

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

The wildfires in south Georgia continue to burn. Firefighters say the fire has burned 75 percent of the wildlife refuge. (WRDW-TV / July 8, 2011)

Friday, July 8, 2011

AUGUSTA — The chief of the Richmond County fire department says people with breathing issues are in for a tough day.

Chief Howard Willis says smoke is in the air over the CSRA, making it hard for people with asthma and other lung and heart conditions.

The smoke is from the wildfire burning in the Okefenokee Swamp area in south Georgia.

At last check, the Honey Prairie fire has scorched about 75 percent of the Wildfire Refuge.

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