Lightning strike starts fire in Camden Co.

CAMDEN CO., GA (WTOC) - Weekend rain helped keep fire activity with the Honey Prairie Fire at bay.

The northeast area of the Honey Prairie Fire near Swamp Park received an estimated 2 ½ inches of rain along with multiple lightning strikes, according to the Georgia Fire Information Center.

The Honey Prairie Fire has burned almost 300,000 acres and the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge is still shut down.

The northeast area of Fargo got an estimated 4 1/2" of rain. But heavy thunderstorms that came through southeast Georgia on saturday sparked a fire in northern Camden County. Crews limited that one to about 18 acres.

Crews worked Monday to prevent the fire from jumping containment lines about 650 acres southeast of Swamp Park and south of the air boat trail.

Both the Sweat Farm Again and Racepond Fires received rain and several lightning strikes on Sunday. Crews remain vigilant for the possibility of new lightning fires.

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