RABUN COUNTY, Ga. -- Nearly 40,000 acres have burned in north Georgia as fire crews work to extinguish two of the largest remaining wildfires in the region, Sunday.
While several fires have been brought under 100 percent containment, fire crews from around the state and country are continuing efforts to bring the Rock Mountain fire, currently at 30 percent containment, in Rabun and Towns counties.
The fire is quickly approaching about 10,500 acres and has caused an evacuation alert for yet another community - this time Dream Catcher Cover north of Tate City, Ga.
Meanwhile, the Rough Ridge fire in the Cohutta Wilderness in Murray, Fannin and Gilmer Counties is beginning to show signs of containment with 50 percent of the fire under control. It has been estimated as the largest fire in the U.S. having already burned nearly 28,000 acres since it began on Oct. 16.
PHOTOS | Rough Ridge wildfire
The 888 acre Timber Ridge fire in Rabun County is also nearing containment, Sunday, at 95 percent but progress has remained unchanged since the previous update.
Around north Georgia, the Campbell Mountain Fire, Coopers Fire, Chimney Top Fire, Strawberry Mountain Fire, Watson Gap Fire, Burrells and Burrells 42 Fires and Rock Crusher Fire are all reported to be at 100 percent containment.
These fires ranged in size from 1.5 to 185 acres in size.
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