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Pine Barren Road open after fire

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BLOOMINGDALE, GA (WTOC) -

A fire started at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Thursday near Pine Barren Road and Cherry Street in Bloomingdale.

Twenty-five to 30 acres of land were burned.

Pine Barren Road near Cherry Street is now back open after the fire closed the road for a short time.

The fire was fueld by tires and high winds spread it quickly. Firefighters from Bloomingdale, Port Wentworth and Pooler were on scene assisting, as well as Chatam Emergency Management.

Helicopters were used to dump water on the fire, gathering water from nearby ponds.

Officials were able to dig a fire break around the perimeter, preventing the fire from spreading any further.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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