UPDATE: The fire is 100% contained as of Friday evening.
Now there is a fire in my hometown. Right near all of my church members. I covet your prayers.
Fire Burning Near St. Marys, GA
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By First Coast News Staff
ST. MARYS, GA — Several crews are working to put out a fire that’s been burning near St. Marys since noon Thursday.
Firefighters from St. Marys, Camden County Fire Rescue, Georgia Forestry, and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay are working a fire that has consumed between 8 and 10 acres. It’s burning off of Highway 40 near Dark Entry Creek. Fire officials say it is about 70 – 75 percent contained.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
So far, 30 people have been evacuated. The Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Church of God of Prophecy at 101 Pine Street in St. Marys for those who have been forced from their homes.