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Crews will monitor hot spots after fire at Bethesda Wildlife Sanctuary

Published: May. 11, 2017 at 9:58 PM EDT|Updated: May. 11, 2017 at 11:08 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Crews in Savannah will continue to monitor hot spots after a fire near Bethesda Wildlife Sanctuary and Ferguson Avenue.

According to Southside Fire, they responded to the call of a shed, barn and multiple cars burning around 5 p.m. on Thursday. Those flames started to spread and that's when reinforcements responded for backup.

A CEMA helicopter was brought to the scene to dump water.

Thursday's heat, however, was a bit of a problem.

"It is exhausting and easy to become dehydrated. It is very important: do not burn when it's this dry. Make sure you get burn permits and make sure you have water nearby," said Southside Fire Assistant Chief Wayne Noha.

To be clear, the chief said this fire did not happen due to a controlled burn getting out of control.

The fire is out but because it happened in such a wooded area, crews are working to make sure nothing flares back up.

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