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Georgia forestry officials warn of wildfire risk

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RINGGOLD, GA. (WRCB) -- When tornadoes ripped through Georgia last year, the storms toppled trees on 161,208 acres in 34 counties, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission.

Foresters say those thousands and thousands of storm-felled trees pose a serious wildfire risk.

"We're concerned about it," Georgia forestry spokeswoman Wendy Burnette said.

That's why a public meeting is being held Thursday in Ringgold, Ga., at which officials from the state, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service will tell residents how best to protect their homes in case of wildfire.

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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