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West Mims Fire

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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Fish and Wildlife Service
Georgia
Folkston, GA 31537

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News Releases — West Mims Fire

West Mims Fire Daily Update June 11, 2017 Released: 6/11/2017
This is the last daily update for the West Mims Fire, but as significant events or changes occur, updates will be provided by the Okefenokee National Wildlife
West Mims Fire Daily Update June 10, 2017 Released: 6/10/2017
Fire StatisticsThe fire is currently 152,515 acres (no change) and 85 percent contained.Available firefighting resources include 3 helicopters, 11 wildland fire engines, 4 bulldozers, 1 hand crew,...
West Mims FIre Morning Update June 9, 2017 Released: 6/9/2017
Fire Statistics: ● The fire is currently 152,515 acres (no change) and 65 percent contained. ● Available firefighting resources include 3 helicopters, 17 wildland fire engines, 7 bulldozers, 1...
West Mims Fire Evening Summary June 8, 2017 Released: 6/8/2017
Barring any further fire activity, this will be the final West Mims Fire Evening Summary.Fire Situation and Planned Actions:Precipitation over the last three days helped suppress active fire but...
West Mims Fire Evening Summary June 7, 2017 Released: 6/7/2017
Fire Situation and Planned Actions:The front has produced 3-6 inches of rain and up to 8 inches in some areas of the greater Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge area. Wet roads and damp fuels...
West Mims Fire Evening Summary June 6, 2017 Released: 6/6/2017
Fire Situation and Planned Actions: Soaking rains fell within the fire perimeter today. At least one attempt at logging on private land was made, though it was curtailed after trucks got stuck and...
West Mims Fire Morning Update June 6, 2017 Released: 6/6/2017
Fire Statistics: The fire is currently 152,515 acres (no change) and 65 percent contained. Available firefighting resources include 5 helicopters, 1 fixed-wing air tanker, 1 multi-mission...
West Mims Fire Evening Summary June 5, 2017 Released: 6/5/2017
Fire Situation: Work on the fire situation was best summed up by the chief of the planning operations section, Trent Ingram: “It was a slow, steady, but productive day.” The only heat worked...
West Mims Fire Morning Update June 5, 2017 Released: 6/5/2017
Fire Statistics: The fire is currently 152,515 acres (no change) and 65 percent contained. Available firefighting resources include 5 helicopters, 1 fixed-wing air tanker, 1 multi-mission...
West Mims Fire Evening Summary June 4, 2017 Released: 6/4/2017
Fire Situation: Firefighters and the multi-mission aircraft assigned to the fire checked from ground and air the locations of recent lightning strikes on the west side of the Okefenokee Swamp,...