• West Mims fire threatens 500 structures in Florida, Georgia

    By: Nora Clark, ActionNewsJax.com

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    ST. GEORGE, Ga. - Officials held a briefing early Thursday morning in St. George, Georgia, updating current conditions on the West Mims fire, stating the latest acreage total was now at 144,073 and containment still remained at 12 percent.

    The biggest concerns for the day are shifting winds and how that could impact fire movement, according to authorities. 

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    There are currently around 500 structures threatened in the area, and a large amount of engines will be focusing on protecting those structures, officials said.

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    Fire activity increased substantially on Wednesday, and firefighters are anticipating another active day, according to fire officials.

    The smoke from the fire is impacting multiple counties in Georgia and Florida, and the Duval County Public Schools canceled all outdoor activities for the day. 

     

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