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Crews continue to fight forest fires in White Co.

Firefighters continued to fight a large forest fire northeast of Unico State Park in White County as of 11 a.m. Monday.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service update said the forest fire was about 184 acres in size and eliminated about 50 percent. The Type 3 Incident Management Team manages the fire together with the Chattahuchi-Okoni National Forest Commission and the Georgia Forestry Commission in a single command.

The crews worked on Sunday night and Monday morning and reportedly advanced well on the containment lines. On Monday, the focus will be on improving and maintaining these lines.

The weather forecast still provides for dangerous fire conditions with low relative humidity and strong winds. It is reported that on Tuesday there will be high humidity and light wind.

The Smith Creek path is closed to visitors. As of 11 a.m. Monday, there are no warnings about road closures and evacuations.

Original story, published at 7:07 am on February 13, 2022:

Firefighters are working to contain a morning forest fire north of Unica State Park and Lodge in White County.

U.S. Forest Service Brigades and the Georgia Forestry Commission are working with fire.

White County Fire Chief Seth Weaver said no houses have been affected so far, but local brigades are protecting a nearby residence that could have been.

According to Weaver, the flames cover 7-10 acres in the third mile area on Hwy 356.

The Forest Service provides helicopter support from the air.

Weaver told AccessWDUN that the expected dry conditions next week mean residents should avoid burning items.

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Crews continue to fight forest fires in White Co.

Firefighters continued to fight a large forest fire northeast of Unico State Park in White County as of 11 a.m. Monday.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service update said the forest fire was about 184 acres in size and eliminated about 50 percent. The Type 3 Incident Management Team manages the fire together with the Chattahuchi-Okoni National Forest Commission and the Georgia Forestry Commission in a single command.

The crews worked on Sunday night and Monday morning and reportedly advanced well on the containment lines. On Monday, the focus will be on improving and maintaining these lines.

The weather forecast still provides for dangerous fire conditions with low relative humidity and strong winds. It is reported that on Tuesday there will be high humidity and light wind.

The Smith Creek path is closed to visitors. As of 11 a.m. Monday, there are no warnings about road closures and evacuations.

Original story, published at 7:07 am on February 13, 2022:

Firefighters are working to contain a morning forest fire north of Unica State Park and Lodge in White County.

U.S. Forest Service Brigades and the Georgia Forestry Commission are working with fire.

White County Fire Chief Seth Weaver said no houses have been affected so far, but local brigades are protecting a nearby residence that could have been.

According to Weaver, the flames cover 7-10 acres in the third mile area on Hwy 356.

The Forest Service provides helicopter support from the air.

Weaver told AccessWDUN that the expected dry conditions next week mean residents should avoid burning items.

Reported by Source link

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