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Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia
Fire crews are battling a wildfire in southeast Georgia that has burned 250 acres of woodlands
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A Brantley County firefighter hauls hard on a fire hose as he wets down hot spots in a fire that destroyed a workshop off Britt Still Road Tuesday. The Georgia Forestry Commission said a permitted burn jumped containment and burned 125 to 150 acres - photo by Associated Press
SAVANNAH – Crews worked Wednesday to contain a wildfire that destroyed a family's mobile home and several other buildings as it burned about 250 acres in a densely wooded area of rural southeast Georgia. Firefighters had the blaze 80 percent contained Wednesday morning, said Wendy Burnett, spokeswoman for the Georgia Forestry Commission. It had charred less than half of a square mile after breaking out Tuesday afternoon in Brantley County, about 90 miles southeast of Savannah, where conditions have been unusually dry compared to a normal spring.
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