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GA: West Mims fire threatens state parks

(May 11, 2017) -- As the West Mims Fire rages on in St. George, Ga., several miles away in Fargo, Ga. at the Stephen C. Foster State Park, crews with the Atlantic Wildfire Resources (AWR) worked to protect the park from the wildfire.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As the West Mims Fire rages on in St. George, Ga., several miles away in Fargo, Ga. at the Stephen C. Foster State Park, crews with the Atlantic Wildfire Resources (AWR) worked to protect the park from the wildfire.

“We have hoses, cannons, water sprinklers,” Melanie Banton with the Florida Forest Service said.

It took three days for crews with the AWR to lay six miles of water hoses, 201 sprinklers, and four water cannons.

Read the full story in First Coast News.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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