The fire is ¾ of a mile wide between Tyndall Parkway and Highway 31 moving north.
The area from Transmitter Road to Star Avenue between Highway 321 and Highway 98 is under mandatory evacuation.
An emergency shelter for evacuees has been set up at Hiland Park Baptist Church in Panama City, the post said.
Bay County is on the Florida Panhandle. Panama City, a major tourist destination, is its largest city.
This is one of several fires burning in Bay County, according to the sheriff’s office.
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