RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Fires that have consumed more than 48,000 acres of north Georgia forest land continue to burn, as forecasters predict the best chance of rain in weeks in the coming days.

Fire officials say 33 large fires are currently burning in the Southeast. Wildfires have burned an estimated 48,670 acres in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest over the last month.

A total fire ban remains in place.

More than 6,000 firefighters from Alaska to Maine have joined forces with local, state and federal agencies to battle the blazes burning across six southeastern states.

11Alive forecasters expect increasing clouds on Monday with a chance of rain late in the day. A front is expected to move into Georgia Tuesday and Wednesday and then is forecast to stall across the state.

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