High winds set to hit North GA as crews battle wildfires

Firefighters: Rabun wildfire losing intensity

Fire crews continue their hard battle in containing the Rock Mountain fire in North Georgia.

The fire spans 24,725 acres is now 45 percent contained. Crews, engines, dozers and helicopters have been working to extinguish the fire for weeks.

Crews are now under further pressure as predicted high winds threaten the North Georgia region. The winds, which are expected to reach between 25-35 mph with gusts between 45-50 mph, cause a hazard for fire-weakened trees. These trees which could easily topple over causing serious injury or death to those in their path.

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There is some good news headed in their direction. Rain is forecasted to hit the area late Monday evening into Tuesday morning. Thirty-four percent of Georgia is in an extreme drought.

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