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21 active wildfires reported in Northeast Florida

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The dry weather and warm temperatures across Northeast Florida mean there is an increased risk of wildfires.

The Florida Forest Service reports 21 active wildfires in Northeast Florida, burning 105 acres.

An active wildfire is a fire that is both actively burning and uncontained, or it may be contained by fire lines but still hot and smoking or smoldering, even though there are no active flames.

Fires are listed as active until they are completely out and cold with no smoking or smoldering. Until a fire is called out, it is carefully monitored by firefighters. 

Officials remind drivers to be careful in these areas, because smoke can reduce visibility.

Current Active Wildfires in Northeast Florida 

Start Date

County

Fire Name

Location

Acres

Fire Cause

Containment

Comments

7/11/16

Baker

Buck Starling Rd

1400 block S 6 th Street

0.1

Incendiary

100%

Still smoking on interior – continue to monitor

7/13/16

Baker

Cow Pen Road 2

East of Cow Pen Road and north of King Ruise

5

Incendiary

100%

Monitoring

7/10/16

Duval

New Berlin

9000 block of new Berlin Road

2.5

Lightning

100%

Still smoking, lines secure-  continue to monitor

7/10/16

Duval

Sand Mound

Hodges and JTB

4

Lightning

100%

Multiple hot spots remain, all lines secure- continue to monitor

7/11/16

Duval

Buccaneer Trail

14000 block of Buccaneer Trail, N side of Big Talbot Island

15

Lightning

100%

Still smoking, lines are secure – Florida Parks Service is mopping up and monitoring

7/11/16

Duval

Cambet

295 and Heckscher Dr near Blasius Road

0.5

Lightning

100%

Lines secure, still tires burning and duff is smoking, received heavy rainfall – continue to monitor

7/13/16

Duval

Cedar Point 2

¼ mile south of Cedar Point Road and ¼ mile east of Darcy Drive

13.4

Lightning

100%

Duff smoking on interior, lines are secure, heavy smoke in the area- mopping up today

7/11/16

Clay

Knowles Road

US 17 and Leno Road

10

Lightning

85%

Still smoking- continue to monitor

7/12/16

Clay

Weather Station

¼ mile north of Camp Blanding border

5

Lightning

100%

Logs smoking on interior, received some rain- continue to monitor

7/12/16

Clay

17 South

6000 block of Hwy 17 between Lovers Lane and Country Lane

0.5

Lightning

100%

Continue to monitor

7/13/16

Clay

Sweet Moody

Springbank and Sweet Moody Road

10

Lightning

100%

Contained at 5:14 pm yesterday- monitoring

7/11/16

Nassau

Brusso Franklin North

Bay Rd between Conner Nelson and Brusso Franklin

1

Lightning

100%

One smoke observed, worked with hand tools- continue to monitor

7/11/16

Nassau

Brusso Franklin South

Bay Rd between Conner Nelson and Brusso Franklyn

3

Lightning

100%

Multiple hot spots, worked with hand tools, put 300 gal water-

continue to monitor

7/12/16

Putnam

Dolphin

213 Dolphin Drive

0.1

Lightning

100%

Put 200 gal water- continue to monitor

7/12/16

Putnam

Hope

293 Stokes Landing Road

0.3

Lightning

100%

Put 200 gal water – continue to monitor

7/13/16

Putnam

Starlake

1 mile east of SR200 and 5 ¼ miles south of SE Hawthorn Road

7

Lightning

100%

Contained at 8:12 pm

7/13/16

Putnam

Fill Road

Still Road and Loop Road west of Crescent City

5

Undetermined

100%

Contained at 11:02 pm

7/7/16

St Johns

Concrete Bridge

Off Smith Grade, 1 miles east of US 1

5

Lightning

100%

Mopped up yesterday- continue to monitor

7/10/16

St Johns

20 Mile

1 ½ mile west of CR 210A and 4 miles south of JTB

6

Lightning

100%

Fire is contained, no visible smoke- continue to monitor

7/10/16

St Johns

Smith Grade

1 mile south of Smith Grade and 1 mile east of US 1

1.7

Lightning

100%

Still smoking- continue to monitor

7/10/16

St Johns

Food Plot

1 ½ mile west of CR210A and 4 ½ miles south of JTB

10

Lightning

100%

Put 500 gal water, still contained- continue to monitor

Total

21 fires

105.1