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Okefenokee fires slowing
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FOLKSTON — Firefighting officials at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge say overcast conditions are helping to keep fire activity down in the area.

Mark Wurdeman, a fire information officer at the joint incident command center, says the fire is holding steady at more than 295,000 acres and was about 70 percent contained on Tuesday.

He says the number of fire people assigned to the fire was 849, about 32 fewer than Monday.

Marty Christensen, a fire information officer for the Georgia Forestry Commission's Satilla district, says the Sweat Farm Again Fire and Race Pond Fire were also calm on Tuesday.

The wildlife refuge remains closed. Officials say firefighters have been clearing out downed and dangerous trees along the Ridley's Island Trail.


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