The West Mims fire has burned 143,893 acres and is 12% contained, growing over 3,500 acres from Tuesday. 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.

Shifting winds blew the fire to the north overnight and more growth could happen today as winds shift again to the west.