Wildfires

Wildfires – Southern Georgia, USA

Seventy-nine people in St. George in Georgia’s southernmost county have been evacuated after a wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp began encroaching onto private property.

Firefighters are battling the blaze, on the Georgia-Florida line. There are 60 bulldozers, eight helicopters and three heavy air tankers on the scene to help fight the fire in the tiny, rural town.

The wildfire started by lightning on April 6 and has since burned more than 150 square miles (389 sq. kilometers) on public lands.

Wildfires – South Korea

Wildfires swept through roughly 130 hectares of forest in Gangneung and Samcheok, Gangwon, from Saturday burning down about 30 homes and at least 500 people were evacuated.

Another fire broke out in Sangju, North Gyeongsang, on Saturday, and was put out by Sunday morning. It burned down about 13 hectares of forests, killing one hiker and injuring two more.

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