Fri., June 10, 2011 3:53pm (EDT)

Wildfires Create Smoky Conditions
By Rickey Bevington
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Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Wildfires burning in southeast Georgia’s Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge are creating smoky conditions for locals. (Image courtesy of: cviog.uga.edu
Wildfires burning in southeast Georgia’s Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge are creating smoky conditions for locals. (Image courtesy of: cviog.uga.edu
Wildfires burning in southeast Georgia’s Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge are creating smoky conditions for locals.

Firefighters say the most dangerous air quality conditions are in the early morning and evening.

The Georgia Forestry Commission says people with respiratory issues should stay inside. And drivers on highways 82, 84, and 280 may have trouble seeing through smoke.

So far, fire has engulfed more than 200,000 acres.