Residents Evacuate As Wildfire On The Florida-Georgia Line Grows

 Wednesday, May 10, 2017

 First Coast News

The West Mims fire has burned 140,409 acres and is 12% contained, growing over 2,000 acres from Monday. The entire southern half of Charlton County (GA) is under mandatory evacuation orders as of Tuesday morning. Residents in parts of Western Nassau County have also been told to be prepared to leave if the fire spreads across the state line. An evacuation order has been expanded to include all areas of St. George, Canaday Loop, GA Bend and Moniac. The fire line has jumped Highway 94 again and is headed towards the Canaday Loop, Moniac, and GA Bend communities.

The shelter for St. George evacuees is at the Camden County Recreation Center at 1050 Wildcat Drive in Kingsland, Georgia.