Hazlehurst woodyard fire 70% contained

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Fires in Hazlehurst are about 70 percent contained according to reports from the scene of Thompson Hardwoods, Inc.  where a massive lumber fire has spanned most of the day and is expected to cause millions in damage.

Multiple firefighters were sent to the hospital with heat exhaustion from the extreme conditions around the fire.  Over 100 firefighters and numerous agencies also responded including the Georgia Forestry Commission who brought out their helicopter to help put water on hot spots throughout the day.

The American Red Cross was also providing food and water to those brave enough to battle the blaze.

Firefighters plan to be on-scene with the fire for the next 24 to 48 hours.

WJCL

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