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Monday, May 23, 2011 - 7:48am

Videos Show Massive Fire From The Air

Updated: 3 years ago.
The aerial videos show the massive Honey Prairie Fire. The blaze has consumed the lower third of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. (photo Honey Prairie Fire Joint Information Center)

The US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Forestry Commission have posted several videos showing dramatic fire lines experienced in the early weeks of the massive Honey Prairie Fire.

The videos are available at this website

The fire's Joint Information Center on Monday released the following update:

Pockets of unburned fuels continue to burn out and threaten the fireline along the canal on the north. Fire behavior has been moderate with interior pockets continuing to burn out with a hot and dry weather pattern. Outside the fire area, high fire danger potential exists with dry and abundant fuels. As fire lines are strengthened around the perimeter, firefighters and equipment are gradually being released from the fire. These resources will return to their home bases to be available for other fire suppression as needed.

According to the news release, the fire has burned 148,522 acres and is 70% contained.

Fire officials believe the Honey Prairie Fire began with a lightning strike on April 28th.