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File photo of wildfire (Source: WGCL) File photo of wildfire (Source: WGCL)

Flames kept from drought-stricken woods during massive house fire

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Firefighters had to bring in reinforcements to get the upper-hand and stop flames from a huge house fire in Forsyth County from spreading to the surrounding drought-stricken woods.

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Hospital ER visits spike since wildfires first took over the state

Rabun County Fire (Source: WGCL) Rabun County Fire (Source: WGCL)
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Hospitals have seen an increase in respiratory and asthma patients since the wildfire first began.  

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DROUGHT IN GEORGIA
BY THE NUMBERS

Days without measurable rainfall

40+ days

Acres burned in Georgia

~33,000

Population in drought areas

8.7 million