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Wildfires

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service said, “Everything is going good so far” as fire crews continue to battle a sprawling 242,000 acre wildfire along the Georgia-Florida line.

Jim Caldwell says the blaze is now 30 percent contained in Florida and firefighters have been successful keeping it in check despite winds gusting to 25 miles per hour.

Officials say any help from scattered showers and thunderstorms that were forecast could be offset by lightning sparking new fires.

About 570 Florida residents have left their homes and some schools have been closed. Officials say more evacuations may be necessary.


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