The West Mims Fire in Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp appears to be in its dying stages after burning for more than two months.  The fire, which consumed more than 150,000 acres, did little damage to private property, but the cost to contain it is approaching $50 million.

Susie Heisey, a spokesperson for the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge, said the 100 or so remaining firefighters have moved past the mopping-up stage. Now, they are doing what fire officials call suppression repair.  In a nutshell, that is working to restore fire lines built over the past couple of months. 

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