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West Bibb fire jumps perimeter

The fire that's been burning in west Bibb County for a day and a half is starting to spread again.

Around 3 p.m., 13WMAZ's Elise Brown says fire crews sprung into action.

One firefighter said he saw some black smoke, which is a sign new vegetation is burning.

Chief Marvin Riggins says the fire did break the perimeter that was suppose to keep the fire contained.

However, he did say the break wasn't near any homes and was caused by a shift in wind direction, which pushed the fire north.

Riggins says the Macon-Bibb Fire Department won't be able to determine an official cause until investigators are able to get closer to the center of the fire, but says the cause may be someone burning debris in the woods.

At first only two fire trucks were one scene monitoring the brush fire. Once they noticed the fire spreading, two more trucks were called in.

The Georgia State Patrol helicopter was up in the air, dumping water to the ground below.

Riggins says they'll continue to do that though the night.

Georgia forestry commission crews are also on scene with a tractor to push debris together, which helps the fire burn out more quickly.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story today.



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