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Increasing smoke conditions after Tuesday night island brush fire
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Residents near Lake Lanier found heavier smoke conditions Wednesday after a remote brush fire on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property.

Residents near Lake Lanier found heavier smoke conditions Wednesday after a remote brush fire on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property.

Hall County Fire Services responded around 5 p.m. Tuesday to Little River Circle off Blueberry Hills Drive.

“The U.S. Corps of Engineers representative advised to allow the fire to burn as long as it did not threaten other property,” Capt. Zachary Brackett said.

Roughly 60 percent of the 70-acre area has been burned as of 6 p.m. Wednesday night, Brackett said.

Georgia Forestry will conduct more controlled burns to confine the fire.

“Residents should be aware that smoke conditions can and will change with wind speed, wind direction, temperature, and barometric pressure,” Brackett said.

The areas included: Northlake Road off of Little River Park Road; Little River Circle off of Blueberry Hills Drive; Cochran Road off of Thompson Bridge Road; and Timber Walk Drive off of Hardy Road.

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