Firefighters supress 70 percent of Georgia wildfire
A fire that began April 16, burning more than 100 square miles of forest and swampland in Georgia, was mostly contained by firefighters Sunday, Associated Press reported.
At least nine families were evacuated from their homes. Although officials say that 70 percent of the fire has been contained, the fire should continue to rage because of high winds and no rain in the forecast.
Apparently, the smoke got so bad that it was blowing over to Florida Sunday and several residents called authorities worried about brush fires, WFTV reported.
The fire has destroyed about $65 million in timber, and farmers are going to have a hard road to recovery, Florida Times-Union reported.But farmer can salvage some of the trees after they are burned and before they rot.