Firefighters spend holiday monitoring Georgia wildfires
Posted November 24
CALHOUN, Ga. — Nearly 100 firefighters are spending their Thanksgiving holiday mopping up and monitoring wildfires in north Georgia.
WSB-TV reports (http://2wsb.tv/2fJGW5Q ) the state forestry commission is re-deploying the bulldozers and crews to different areas so that they can get to new fires more quickly. The firefighters that have been on duty for the past 14 days are being relieved by fresh crews coming in to help.
Local churches have organized two Thanksgiving dinners for the crews to give them a feeling of home on the holiday. One dinner will take place in Dade County at 6 p.m. and the other in Gordon County at 7 p.m.