Brush fire closes Morse Avenue

Firefighters don't suspect dry conditions were cause of fire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A brush fire blocked Morse Avenue between Firestone Road and Ricker Road Wednesday, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

The fire was reported about 5:30 p.m.

It took two hours for 10 firefighters to put out the 5-acre brush fire on the city's Westside. 

Firefighters on scene told News4Jax that they do not believe dry conditions were the cause of the fire. They said they believe the fire may have been started by people in the area.

People who live nearby said they weren't allowed to get to their houses for a short period of time, but they are thankful their homes were not damaged, and that no one was injured.

The cause is still is under investigation.

About the same time Wednesday, firefighters were also called to what they called a "suspicious" fire at an abandoned house near the intersection of Beach and Southside boulevards.