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  1. Okefenokee Swamp fire: Why swamps burn The West Mims fire in the...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    FOLKSTON, Ga. - The West Mims fire in the Okefenokee Swamp area has already grown to a size that makes it bigger than many Georgia counties, including Rockdale, and it's expected to burn for months .

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  2. Okefenokee Swamp fire: Why swamps burn The West Mims fire in the...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | WFTV Orlando

    FOLKSTON, Ga. - The West Mims fire in the Okefenokee Swamp area has already grown to a size that makes it bigger than many Georgia counties, including Rockdale, and it's expected to burn for months .

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  3. Floyd County hopes to bring - railfans' to Lindale with viewing platform near railroad tracksRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | Calhoun Times

    ... of turning Lindale into a little tourism hub for train watchers. A decision could come as early as June. "Folkston built a rail viewing station and it brings people in," County Manager Jamie McCord said. "There's a real following." The tiny South ...

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  4. Rainfall stalls growth of wildfire near Georgia-Florida lineRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | WSB-TV

    ... Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) - Firefighters battling a vast wildfire near the Georgia-Florida state line are getting a short break after weekend ...

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  5. Georgia swamp fire: evacuation order lifted for nearby townsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | WSB-TV

    ... Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) - A mandatory evacuation order has been lifted for two south Georgia towns threatened for days last week by a wildfire ...

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  6. Expected rainfall not enough to significantly affect fireRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2017 | Fredericksburg.com

    ... and digital newspaper replica. Please click here to select a subscription, or login if you are already a member. FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) - Scattered showers were not expected to put a dent into a massive wildfire burning near the Georgia-Florida line. ...

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  7. Rain forecast 'too light' to quench vast wildfire in GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | WSB-TV

    ... Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) - A vast wildfire burning near the Georgia-Florida line may see rainfall this weekend, but officials say it won't be ...

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  8. Save Georgia HospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... accept them as just another unfortunate fact of life - that is, until it is your hospital that closes. In 2013, Folkston, Ga. native Pam Renshaw learned the hard way. According to a 2015 report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, only 45 days after ...

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  9. FFs Face Near-Record Temps Battling GA WildfireRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    With daytime temperatures nearing record highs, firefighters are taking precautions against heat-related trouble, said John Nicholls, a public information officer with the West Mims command post. The National Weather Service reported highs of 95 for Tuesday and 96 for Wednesday in Folkston in Charlton County.

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  10. Crews working to box in wildfire near Georgia-Florida lineRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | New Canaan News-Review

    ... the town of St. George, Ga. Officials placed the town under a mandatory evacuation after winds pushed ... more FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) - Ground crews with plows and bulldozers are working to box in a wildfire threatening small communities at the edge of ...

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  11. The Latest: Residents linger despite fire evacuation ordersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... but did not know how many people have evacuated the area. The unincorporated community of St. George, south of Folkston, already was under a mandatory evacuation order and area schools closed Monday. The fire was started by a lightning strike April ...

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  12. Air tanker to help battle massive wildfire as West Mims Fire evacuation orders continueRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | AccuWeather.com

    ... over 133,000 acres and was originally caused by a lightning strike on April 6 at the wildlife refuge located in Folkston, Georgia. A tractor plow was overtaken by the fire around 4 p.m. EDT Sunday, but the tractor operator was not injured. Smoke ...

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  13. Georgia expands mandatory evacuations as fire moves into FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | UPI

    ... al. Charlton County Schools said classes would resume at the Charlton County High School, Bethune Middle School and Folkston Elementary School on Tuesday, while St. George Elementary School will remain closed through the week.

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  14. Fire continues to spread in Georgia wildlife refugeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... effect and the main entrance to the refuge was closed. A temporary shelter has been opened in the gymnasium at the Folkston Elementary School. County Administrator Shawn Boatright said it will stay open indefinitely. "We're not sure what's going to ...

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  15. It will be Kriseman Vs Baker in the St. Petersburg Mayor's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | News Talk Florida

    ... but did not know how many people have evacuated the area. The unincorporated community of St. George, south of Folkston, already was under a mandatory evacuation order and area schools closed Monday. The fire was started by a lightning strike April ...

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  16. A massive wildfire is burning on the Florida-Georgia borderRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... over 130,000 acres and was originally caused by a lightning strike on April 6 at the wildlife refuge located in Folkston, Georgia. Over 535 firefighting personnel have been assigned to fight the blaze, which is 12 percent contained. Firefighting ...

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  17. Evacuations broaden as wildfires threaten small south Georgia communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... but did not know how many people have evacuated the area. The unincorporated community of St. George, south of Folkston, already was under a mandatory evacuation order and Charlton County schools closed Monday. The fire was started by a lightning ...

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  18. Evacuations broaden as wildfires threaten small communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | Waco Tribune-Herald

    ... Sunday to prevent the fire from spreading, authorities said. (Ben Palm/Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge via AP) FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) - A mandatory evacuation has broadened as a wildfire near the Georgia-Florida line threatens small communities on ...

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  19. Okefenokee wildfire forces evacuations in GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... but it is encroaching on private land. No injuries have been reported. A shelter has been set up in a gymnasium in Folkston, Georgia, for 79 residents in the tiny town of St. George, Georgia, who were told on Saturday to evacuate, Banton said. ...

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  20. Massive West Mims Fire prompts evacuations, creates poor air quality near Florida-Georgia borderRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | AccuWeather.com

    ... over 130,000 acres and was originally caused by a lightning strike on April 6 at the wildlife refuge located in Folkston, Georgia. Over 535 firefighting personnel have been assigned to fight the blaze, which is 12 percent contained. Firefighting ...

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