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Honey Prairie Fire has crossed into Florida

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The Honey Prairie fire continues to eat its way through the Okefenokee wilderness. Since its start the fire has consumed more than 81,000 acres. Okefenokee Supervisory Refuge Ranger, Art Webster says forestry officials and firefighters have taken many measures to try and stop the fire, and they hope to keep it contained in the swamp area.

“In the early stage of this fire we were organized under a unified command. Right now we have The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Georgia Forestry Commission, The Florida Division of Forestry all working together on this fire,” he said.

This afternoon the fire crossed the Florida state line.

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