Higher winds today are expected to fan the flames of the large fire burning in southeast Georgia and Florida.
The wildfire that raced through southeast Georgia and into
Florida was started by lightning more than a week ago. By last
night it had burned more than 100-thousand acres in Florida and was
30 percent contained.
Forestry officials say winds in the area of the fires today are
expected to be 15 miles per hour with gusts up to 25 miles per
hour. That is up from winds of 6 to 8 miles per hour.
Scattered rain showers hit the area of the fire yesterday, but
it wasn't clear if they had much effect. Officials say any rain
would have increased humidity and slowed the spread of the fire.