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Camden County lifts burn ban

A forestry building is one of only two structures lost in the five weeks the West Mims fire has burned.
A forestry building is one of only two structures lost in the five weeks the West Mims fire has burned.

CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. – The fire chiefs of Camden County, including the Camden County Fire Chief, Kingsland Fire Chief, and St. Marys Fire Chief, have lifted the county-wide burn ban that has been in place since May 8.

In a news release announcing the end of the burn ban, county officials and the area's fire chiefs also thanked the community for the outpouring of donations received to help firefighters in neighboring Charlton County, which is still dealing with the effects of the West Mims Fire that spilled out of the Okefenokee Swamp.

"We are thankful for your support to the many firefighters and crews working extremely hard to control the massive blaze in our neighboring county," the release said.