Fri., April 13, 2012 11:00am (EDT)

Fla. Fire Smoke Affecting Ga. Roads
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

VALDOSTA, Ga.  —  
Firefighters are battling a wildfire that's consumed at least 39 square miles in north Florida. The fire is producing a large amount of smoke, prompting Georgia officials to warn of potentially hazardous road conditions as the smoke drifts into south Georgia. (Photo by Melissa Stiers.)
Firefighters are battling a wildfire that's consumed at least 39 square miles in north Florida. The fire is producing a large amount of smoke, prompting Georgia officials to warn of potentially hazardous road conditions as the smoke drifts into south Georgia. (Photo by Melissa Stiers.)
The Georgia Department of Transportation is warning drivers in South Georgia to look out for roads obscured by smoke from a wildfire burning in northern Florida.

DOT officials said smoke from the large fire is expected to push into parts of southern Georgia through this weekend. They said the smoke could seriously impair visibility on roadways in the Valdosta area and surrounding counties.

Firefighters are battling a wildfire that's consumed at least 39 square miles near the Baker-Columbia County line in north Florida. The fire is producing a large amount of smoke.

The DOT warned road conditions in south Georgia could be particularly hazardous early in the mornings when smoke can mix with fog.