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Rain Slows Wildfires in N GA Mountains

About an inch of rain in far North Georgia significantly slowed the spread of Georgia's largest wildfire Tuesday. But that doesn't mean fire woes are over just yet. "Larger fuels, like down logs, standing dead trees and stumps or root systems, continue to hold heat and, as the weather dries, can re-ignite leaves," the U.S. Forest Service said in an update Tuesday. Georgia Forestry Commission spokeswoman Wendy Burnett said high winds also act as accelerates to wildfires, "giving them what they need to move faster and burn hotter."   
by Lauren Foreman, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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