South Georgia wildfire grows again, but is more contained

PHOTO GALLERIES: The West Mims wildfire | Workers protect precious bees 

The Saturday storms that finally gave rain to hard-hit areas of Charlton County "will help and buy us some time but it's only a delay, not a game changer," the Florida Forest Service said.

Some areas inside the wildfire -- now at 152,000 acres -- received three inches of rain Saturday. Other areas received only a negligible amount. 

The fire has been blazing for five weeks, affecting a large part of Charlton and Ware Counties in southern Georgia and forcing evacuations in some small communities along the St. Marys River.

There was major concern this week that the fire could spread into Nassau County.

Officials said Saturday the changing weather pattern for this week has given incident commanders in Nassau County confidence there is no longer an immediate threat to county residents.

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