St. George evacuated due to wildfire - CBS46 News

St. George evacuated due to wildfire

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Source: Incident Information Center Source: Incident Information Center

The entire town of St. George has been evacuated due to a wildfire at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge that started a month ago.

A temporary shelter has been established in the gymnasium of the Folkston Elementary School.

The fire, originally reported April 6, was caused by lightning. 

The Southern Area Type 1 Red Incident Management Team is managing the fire with the Georgia Forestry Commission, Greater Okefenokee Association of Landowners, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Forest Service, and U.S. Forest Service.

For more information about the wildfire, click here.

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