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Top Stories - Fire Forces Evacuations in Southeast Georgia

There are 61 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Apr 16, 2007, titled Top Stories - Fire Forces Evacuations in Southeast Georgia. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

Homes have been evacuated in Brantley County due to a fast-moving woods fire. The fire is burning northeast of Nahunta in an area called Kneeknockers.

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Jean

Alpharetta, GA

#41 Apr 22, 2007
I don't know where they're getting these cities from, but I'm in Atlanta...not Los Angeles,CA...heaven forbid!
Jean

Alpharetta, GA

#42 Apr 22, 2007
Does anyone know what financial support FEMA or any other agency will offer to landowners to replant their timber? Obviously life and personal property are of the utmost importance. I feel for those who have lost their homes. But the tremendous loss in timber values to private landowners is financially catastrophic, especially those not financially prepared for reforestation costs. The whole situation is a tragedy.
Thanks to all of the firefighters for trying to stop this devastation.

I would like to chastise one fireman interviewed on the news. When asked if he was tired he replied,"No, I'm having FUN." I appreciate that he enjoys his work but people watching are losing everything they've got and millions of dollars worth of timber. We'd rather he have his FUN somewhere else. Just put the damn fire out and shut up. No offense meant to any other fireman but this one spoke before thinking.
Jean-Atlanta

Alpharetta, GA

#43 Apr 22, 2007
SHERRI wrote:
Does anyone know a site you can go to get a satelite picture of the fires in Georgia?
There are slideshow shots on www.satilla.org/fireupdate/default.asp I believe. I've looked at so many websites but I think this is the right one. Also some of the Jaxville TV station websites have videos. Try www.wjxx.com and www.news4jax.com .
leah

Waycross, GA

#44 Apr 22, 2007
:(
Sherri

Waycross, GA

#45 Apr 23, 2007
It is wonderful how this community has come together and I really thank the community and the firefighters...They have gone above and beyond the call of duty, some of them feed one of my fellow workers chickens Saturday..the fire reached their back yard and the firemen worked hard to save their home..God bless them..There is still a great need here.. the firemen have need and the people who lost things have needs, plus there are still alot of people who are staying with family and friends and cant go home...I am going to try to organize a yard sale at my church to give the proceeds to the families who lost so much of their belongins...we all need to do all we can do for them...God bless you all..and pray for them and their families...
jennifer in waycross

Waycross, GA

#47 Apr 24, 2007
i live in ware co. next to the swamp/wildlife refuge and we see alot of smoke(the worst so far) the ashes are not as bad now, we are told that the fires are about a mile into the forest behind us and to stay ready to evac., the fire and forrestry were posted on our land and all around on thursday, now they are located just down the road at kings and furture southeast of our property off jax. hwy. i hear that hoboken has alot of active fire burning on the south side of brunswick hwy. i rode out swamp road and 8 mile post road today, saw about 6-8 homes destroyed and alot of timber, miles of burnt woods along the roads, god bless everyone who helped to save several homes that would have surely been lost were sitting amoung charred debrese all around. please keep vigulant prayers for all in harms way and always be thankful for your blessings, god bless you each and all. thank you fire releif and protection providers from here and all around, be safe and blessed.
jennifer in waycross

Waycross, GA

#48 Apr 24, 2007
just been evac. fire on the other side of railroad tracks.

Since: Apr 07

Blackshear, GA

#49 Apr 25, 2007
jennifer in waycross wrote:
just been evac. fire on the other side of railroad tracks.
Hope you are safe.
Actually I use to live in Waycross and I knew a girl (about 7 years ago) named Jennifer. You wern't married to a guy named Brian were you?
brandon

Fort Stewart, GA

#50 Apr 29, 2007
will brantley middle go to school monday?
brandon

Fort Stewart, GA

#51 Apr 29, 2007
i mean monday the 23rd.
brandon

Fort Stewart, GA

#52 Apr 29, 2007
sorry i mean the 30th ??
james

Fort Stewart, GA

#53 Apr 30, 2007
they should cancel school ,have yall seen the smoke it is horrible
a school teacher

Hortense, GA

#54 Apr 30, 2007
THERE IS NO SCHOOL TUESDAY MAY 1st because over 75 percent of parents are not sending there kids to school!!! i only had 9 students today and i talked to the board of education and they said there would be no school in brantley county on may 1st!!
brandon

Hortense, GA

#55 Apr 30, 2007
are you 100 percent sure
Kelly Brandons stepmom

Hortense, GA

#56 Apr 30, 2007
School teacher, is that for Brantley? I looked on the Satilla forum and they havent said anything yet
a school teacher

Hortense, GA

#57 Apr 30, 2007
yes it is for brantley,i talked to the board of education at about 10:35 a.m and i was fussin about me only teachin to 9 children when ill have to reteach it because have of the class wasnt even there!!
brandon

Hortense, GA

#58 Apr 30, 2007
thanks for the info
Kelly Brandons stepmom

Hortense, GA

#59 Apr 30, 2007
Brandons mom called the board about 10 minutes ago and they told her that school was in session tomorrow
brandon

Fort Stewart, GA

#60 Apr 30, 2007
yeah so either your confused or you are lying to us and everyone else because i was really excited for a whole good (about a) hour

Since: Apr 07

Hortense, GA

#61 Apr 30, 2007
Brandon, be nice son, that is no way to talk to people.

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