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If you're referring to the incident where the party was trapped in trees - Gandalf in fact did not get rid of the wargs and the Goblins. There were simply too many of them (there's even a reference to Gandalf preparing to go out in a blaze of glory against them). The party survived because they were rescued by eagles.

If you're referring to the wargs and goblins at the Battle of Five Armies, Gandalf got rid of them because ultimately the combined forces humans, elves, dwarves, eagles, and a rather tough skin-changer were able to prevail.

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He lights up pinecones and throws them at the wargs. Some of them caught fire and were afraid of it. But the goblins took the fire and spread it to the trees they were hiding in.

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Q: How did Gandalf get rid of the wargs and goblins in the book The Hobbit?
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