Tag Archives: South Georgia Fire Towers

Fire Tower, Clay County

Though you may see them from time to time, Georgia’s iconic fire towers are actually quite endangered. In the late 1980s, the Georgia Forestry Commission began phasing out the tower operators in favor of an air patrol system. Many were scrapped and sold and of the ones that remain, some are used when air service is unavailable.

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Forestry Station & Fire Tower, Fargo

Fargo GA Georgia Forestry Fire Tower Station Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Most fire towers have been decommissioned in Georgia, but Fargo’s is very relevant. The town was threatened by the Bugaboo Scrub Fire of April &  May 2007, the largest wildfire in Georgia history.

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