The fire has cost 1.6 million in damages so far. It is dangerously close to reaching the Okefenokee Swamp.
18 homes have been damaged.
1,000 have been evacuated with another 5,000 that should evacuate.
This was made all the more real to me as smoke filled Kingsland and St. Marys (my home) which is nearly 90 miles away. The ashes covered my car for three days.
At the heart of our district, we have tragedy. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Waycross and across South Georgia.
UPDATE: For up-t0-date information, go here.