JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said their units are on scene of a wildfire west of Philips Highway and north of Race Track Road.
The call came in at 1:46 p.m. from the Florida Forestry Service. JFRD said they were flying above the wildfire and spotted it.
Florida Forestry Service tweeted that the "#RaceTrackFire" fire is eight acres and 60% contained.
Annaleasa Winter with the Florida Forestry Service of Jacksonville said the fire should be contained by the end of the day. She added that the area is swampy so light tractors are having difficulty.
Chief Loren Mock with Clay County Fire Rescue said a call came in about 1:25 p.m. about a small fire on a private property west of Thunder Road and north of Jim's Court. Chief Mock said a Florida Forestry Service helicopter spotted the fire.
Florida Forestry Service tweeted that the "#ThunderWestFire" is 0.25 acres and it is 50% contained.
Annaleasa Winter with the Florida Forestry Service of Jacksonville said two bulldozers put a line around the fire and "Clay County Fire Rescue is mopping up hot spots."
If you have breathing problems, it is advised that you stay indoors.
Smoke in sky above brush fire near Route 1 and Race Track Road, 2:10 PM Saturday. pic.twitter.com/BgX6pSXDui— Jeff Valin (@JeffValin) May 6, 2017