Photo of firefighter saving fawn from 120K-acre fire goes viral

Posted at 2:46 PM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 17:23:41-04

ST. GEORGE, Georgia – The West Mims fire raging in southern Georgia is only 12-percent contained and dozens of families are evacuating as the flames continue to move closer to their homes.

The fire has charred more than 120,000 acres near Georgia’s border with Florida.

Crews are fighting the flames from the ground and air.

Officials say a lightning strike sparked the fire in early April.

As for the fawn, officials said the firefighter moved it to safety and reunited it with its mother.