Growth Of Okefenokee Fire Raises The Potential Tendencies To Evacuate Nearby Residents

growth-of-okefenokee-fire-raises-the-potential-tendencies-to-evacuate-nearby-residentsIn Savannah, Georgia, the residents of the southern part of the state are under observation, especially on the western edge of the Okefenokee Swamp, where a potential wildfire can be reached as it is still growing day by day.

Till now the growing wildfire has already burned 31 square miles of ground, which is why a potential evacuation is on standby as there might be a situation to evacuate the residents before they get perished by the fire.

The Okefenokee Swamp is situated on the borderline between the two states of Georgia and Florida, while most parts of the swamp fall in Georgia and a comparably smaller region in the states of Florida. Lightning started this wildfire on April 06, since then the fire is spreading fast, and till the weekend it became double the size, and now on Monday, it spread over 31 square miles or 20,162 acres of land with forest and vegetation.

According to the emergency management director for the City County, Will Joyce, the fire is rising day by day, and thus this is a point when the authorities might give evacuation orders. But, there is a huge possibility of the fire that it will not reach to the nearby resident, and on the other hand, there are many residents who have already packed their bags and willing to move other regions beyond the limits of the wildfire’s grasp.

The total population of the small residential region is about 320 people, which might be evacuated soon.

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