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Wildfires hit southeast Georgia
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BRUNSWICK - Georgia Forestry Commission officials say firefighters are dealing with an outbreak of wildfires in southeast Georgia, and burning permits for the area have been suspended.

Jason Gillis, the commission's assistant district manager, says 21 wildfires flared up Monday in the 17-county Satilla Region, burning 950 acres.

The Satilla Region includes Glynn and Camden counties on the southeast and counties west to Lowndes and north to Jeff Davis.

Gillis says many of the fires spread when controlled burns of debris or grasslands were fanned by strong winds and dry air.

He says firefighters are having trouble getting to some of the fires in swamps and other low wetland areas.

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