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Storms causing more problems in GA

WARE CO., GA (WTOC) -

Scattered storms across Georgia are causing problems for crews struggling with massive wildfires, especially the Honey Prairie fire near Waycross. 

Saturday crews began firing efforts to remove fuels in the western porition of Okefenokee Swamp, but the storms forced them to stop. Crews will get back to work Monoday if the weather will allow it. 

Scattered areas of heat and southerly winds will ultimately dry out fuels like brush, leaves, and grass but firefighters are reinforcing fire lines and mopping up hot spots.

So far 60-percent of the Honey Prarie fire has been contained. Along with the Sweat Farm and Race Pond fires, the three fires have consumed more than a quarter million acres.

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