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Sandy creating higher risk for wildfires in Georgia

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- As residents in the Northeast endure wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy, Georgians are facing a higher risk for dangerous wildfires.

The Georgia Forestry Commission says the dry conditions, mixed with the high winds from the storm, creates a tremendous wildfire hazard.

The commission is recommending that outdoor burning be avoided until conditions improve.

If you plan to build a campfire, make sure it is cool to the touch before leaving it unattended.

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