- Associated Press - Monday, November 28, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Wildfire crews in New Hampshire have been helping to suppress large wildfires in the Southeast, including a replacement engine crew that’s flying to Georgia.

A crew first went to northwest Georgia on Nov. 13, assigned to a wildfire on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. They later were reassigned to a fire near Clayton, Georgia. That fire is over 22,000 acres and is 40 percent contained.

The replacement crew from New Hampshire was activated Monday and was preparing to spend at least two weeks in Georgia. The original crew is returning Tuesday.

National fire officials say there are 44 uncontained large fires in the South, covering a total of more than 120,000 acres. Arson investigations are underway in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Kentucky.

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