Thu., May 26, 2011 2:12pm
The Georgia Forestry Commission says a fire in Ware County has burned at least 4,000 acres and is keeping U.S. 1 closed south of Waycross.
Mon., May 23, 2011 11:48am
While the fire mostly has been contained, the aerial videos date from the fire's early weeks, when it appeared more dramatic from the air. The videos come from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Forestry Commission. They were uploaded to a public website on May 20.
Wed., May 18, 2011 1:29pm
Population growth and development are the main threats to forest land in the South. In a new study, federal forestry officials say Georgia and surrounding states can expect to lose 23 million acres of land over the next five decades—more than 20 percent. But it’s not only urbanization as a reason--weather patterns, bioenergy use and invasive species are also dangers.
Mon., May 16, 2011 1:46pm
Fire crews are making progress with the wildfire burning inside southeast Georgia’s Okeefenokee Swamp. That progress comes courtesy of some rain over the weekend.
Sat., March 26, 2011 8:46am
Firefighters have made progress containing wildfires in four southeast Georgia counties that have already burned more than 53 square miles. Crews made significant progress on the fire burning in Long County, but fires near Waycross and Homerville are still advancing.
Wed., March 2, 2011 1:35pm
Firefighters Wednesday battled a wildfire that so far has consumed 2,250 acres in Brantley County. Late Tuesday, the commission's district manager said the blaze was 70 percent contained.
Wed., February 23, 2011 5:17pm
Firefighters have contained several large wildfires burning in Dade, Lumpkin, Brantley, Clinch and Lanier counties. In the last seven days, Georgia Forestry Commission crews have battled 627 fires covering 5,300 acres.
Thu., February 3, 2011 2:51pm
A more active wildfire season -- coupled with deeper budget cuts -- is a bad combination for state forestry officials. The Georgia Forestry Commission says with reduced staffing and county unit offices the past couple of years, the agency has had to get creative in trying to ensure there isn’t too much loss in wildfire preparedness.
Thu., November 25, 2010 8:22am
Georgia authorities found evidence of arson in connection with a large wildfire near the Florida state line.
Wed., November 24, 2010 3:18pm
Georgia authorities say arson is to blame for a large wildfire that's engulfed more than 2,700 acres of swamp and forest near the Florida state line.