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Controlled burn rekindles, smoke visible from I-95

Fire officials: Currently 9 active fires in northeast Florida

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NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – A previous prescribed burn rekindled inside the fire lines in Nassau County on Tuesday, according to Florida Forest Service.

No structures were threatened, but smoke was visible from I-95, fire officials said. The fire burned itself out by 4 p.m.

The fire was west of I-95 and south of State Road 200, not far from the Nassau River.

There are currently nine active wildfires burning in northeast Florida. The majority are in Putnam County.

All but one are 100 percent contained.

The only fire that's not 100 percent contained is off Stratton Road and US-1 in St. Johns County. It's 85% contained but fire officials said Tuesday they put 50 gallons of water on it and it received good rainfall. They will continue to monitor it.

One fire under investigation is off Cecil Commerce Center in Duval/Clay Counties. It's currently 1,043 acres in size and one hot spot remains.

Click here for an interactive map of all active wildfires in the state of Florida.