Mon., June 6, 2011 7:52am
Authorities say two wildfires burning in south Georgia are now mostly contained. Authorities say the Race Pond Fire south of Waycross is more than 60 percent contained. And the blaze near the Okefenokee, the Honey Prairie, is more than 80 percent under control.
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.
Thu., May 19, 2011 3:14pm
Firefighters have contained 55% of the massive blaze burning in the Okefenokee Swamp. Progress came quickly this week as wind, humidity and temperatures combined to allow crews to start controlled burns to corral the blaze. The fire has consumed the refuge's lower third.
Mon., May 9, 2011 3:27pm
A fire burning through the Okefenokee Swamp has now scorched nearly 90,990 acres, making the air smell smoky nearly 200 miles to the north.
Tue., May 3, 2011 1:19pm
The supervisory ranger of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge says a wildfire in the swamp has burned 1,400 acres. The ranger, Arthur Webster, says the fire is being called the Honey Prairie Fire and is in the southwestern area of the swamp. It was discovered on Friday.