Late Sunday, the Gilmer County Public Safety Department reported they were fighting a fire that had broken out in the woods near Highway 382 in the Leeches and Log Round Mountain area.
The emergency services of Gilmer Fire were aided by the Georgia Forestry Service to quickly respond to the fast-moving wildfire, moving to contain and extinguish the fire.
While Gilmer has gotten the fire under control and containment with no reported injuries or property damage as of Monday at 7:00am, an initial estimate of at least 50 acres have been burned.
This is one more example of the current state of North Georgia suffering in the current drought. Gilmer Public Safety Director Tony Pritchett once again urged citizens to respect the current Fire Ban and avoid burning anything outdoors in order to aid the services as they continue to fight these blazes. Even considering the recent and coming rain, the Burn Ban will remain until substantial rain can remove us from the conditions