After rainfall, vast Georgia wildfire sputters, stalls for days

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — A vast wildfire near the Georgia-Florida state line has sputtered and stalled for days, giving firefighters their best chance yet to stop the flames from advancing near the southern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp. The multi-agency team fighting the fire said Friday the total burned area stands at 238 square miles  — […]
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