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Wildfire Smoke Blows Into Alabama

By Associated Press

Undated, AL – The odor of smoke is strong today (Wednesday) across most of Alabama and it's coming from those huge wildfires in southeast Georgia and north Florida.

The National Weather Service said the smoke also has drifted hundred of miles into other states. Smoky conditions likely will reduce visibility anywhere from two to five miles.

People with respiratory ailments are advised to stay indoors as much as possible today.

Meanwhile, officials say two large forest fires that started in southeast Georgia have merged in the Okefenokee Swamp -- creating one tremendous wildfire.

Tuesday, a task force monitoring the blazes for the two states said the fires in Georgia have burned more than 350-thousand acres, and nearly 123-thousand acres in Florida.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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