Sweat Farm Road Fire Georgia
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Sweat Farm Road Fire, Georgia

May 5, 2007

In southern Georgia, the Sweat Farm Road Fire, which began on April 16, continued to burn on April 25, 2007, when the MODIS on NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead and captured this image.

During the early days of the fire, thousands of residents in and around the town of Waycross were evacuated because of the danger from the rapidly growing blaze. As of Thursday morning, April 26, the Southern Area Coordination Center reported that 58 residences and 30 commercial properties remained threatened. The fire was estimated to be 46,500 acres and about 50 percent contained. In addition to its threat to homes and businesses, the fire was endangering timber resources and wildlife habitat in parks, forests, and the Okefenokee Swamp.

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