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Honey Prairie fire still grows

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CHARLTON CO., GA (WTOC) -

Rain showers kept the Honey Prairie fire from flaring up, but it managed to grow by 121 in the past month, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The lightning ignited Honey Prairie Fire has been burning since April 28. As of Oct. 17 has burned 483 square miles or 309,199 acres.

The water level in the Okefenokee swamp remains 6 to 8 inches below normal.  

The water level must come up higher before motorboats can be rented at Stephen C. Foster State Park or Okefenokee Adventures. They are renting canoes and kayaks for day use.

For more information about the state park call 912.637.5274 or go to http://www.gastateparks.org/StephenCFoster.

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