Rainfall no match for drought in swamp, West Mims Fire picks back up

| May 31, 2017

ST. GEORGE, Ga. – The West Mims Fire is picking up speed again, after the recent rain in South Georgia.

Fire officials say it’s helped crews contain 65% of the fire.

However, they also say it’s still no match for the drought conditions in the swamp.

The fire has burned more than 150,000 acres across the Florida-Georgia line, after lightning started the fire in early April.

Crews are now battling reappearing hot spots.

They say the hottest area of the fire is still south of the swamp, near St. George, Georgia.

(WCTV Eyewitness News)

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