Crews working to box in wildfire near Georgia-Florida line

Duval St. Johns County health officials Protect yourself from West Mims smoke

Duval St. Johns County health officials Protect yourself from West Mims smoke

Residents of the communities of St. George and Moniac were advised to evacuate during the weekend; evacuation was later made mandatory.

"We don't budge on our property very easy", Bolin said Monday afternoon.

In this Saturday, May 6, 2017 photo provided by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge smoke rises from a wildfire east of Fargo, Ga.

The giant tanker can carry four times as much retardant as any other firefighting plane, according to the website of 10 Tanker Air Carrier, the company that contracts with the U.S. Forest Service to provide the planes.

Conditions are favorable for extreme fire behavior, characterized by rapid development and intense fire growth in any areas of available fuel.

As of Monday, the fire had burned 210 square miles (about 545 square kilometers), including about 37 square miles (95 square kilometers) in Charlton County. They also sent their son to stay with relatives outside the county.

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The evacuation order affects between 1,500 and 2,000 people, said County Administrator Shawn Boatright. But he wasn't ready to join them - yet. "But the flames are going to have to push people out of here".

"We don't know how long this will go on", said Susan Heisey, supervisory ranger for the Okefenokee refuge and a fire spokeswoman.

The 725 firefighters tackling the blaze have procedures in place to deal with any heat-related difficulties, Nicholls said.

A shelter has been set up for people in the town of St. George who have been told to leave their homes. Firefighters were battling Sunday to prevent the fire from spreading, authorities said.

"It's absolutely not the best idea", Burnsed said. Despite the effort of the firefighters supported by nine helicopters, five fixed wing tankers, 69 wildland fire engines, six bulldozers and 42 tractor plows, the fire is only 12 percent contained. "And in in our yard, there's not a whole bunch of trees by the house, so if it gets to the yard then hopefully it doesn't hit the house", McEachern said.

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