Crews battling Cherokee Co. fire with bulldozers

Crews battling Cherokee County fire

HOLLY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Fire crews are out on scene fighting yet another forest fire that's sprung up in north Georgia.

An officials with the Georgia Forestry Commission told 11Alive at least 10 acres of forest in Holly Springs have burned so far, and the number of acres could increase.

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Firefighters are using three bulldozers and a brush truck in efforts to contain the fire near Amylou Circle that's affected a 15-year-old pine stand.

Officials say the terrain for the area is moderately steep, which is why they are using the heavy machines to work around the edges of the fire. Additional crews are conducting "air recon" to track smoke plumes above the fire.

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At this time, fire officials don't know how the fire started, but they think they have it about 40 to 50 percent contained. 

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