JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 400-acre fire that is burning at the Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park started Tuesday afternoon as a prescribed burn that was initially 70 acres.
The prescribed burn was issued by the Florida Park Service around noon and is now 70 percent contained, according to Annaleasa Winter with the Florida Forest Service.
They attempted to get one last prescribed burn in before the window closed but wind gusts caused the fire to get out of control and jump containment lines.
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Ash from the fire has made its way to various parts of town -- Arlington, Regency and even the First Coast News parking lot downtown near EverBank Field.
Smoke can also be seen as far south as J. Turner Butler and Hodges boulevards.
According to Jacksonville Fire Chief Marty Senterfitt, two homes were in danger, but JFRD crews saved the homes from loss or damage.
The closest home to the fire is less than a mile away.
No evacuations have been ordered and no injuries have been reported, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson Tom Francis said.
People who live on Black Hammock Island can go back to their homes, but they must stay home overnight and follow local media for updates on when they can leave.
Chief Senterfitt says the Florida Forestry Service is using 12 tractors to help battle the blaze and 75 JFRD firefighters are working on putting the flames out as well.
The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department is assisting the Florida Forest Service with several brush trucks and engines, Francis said.
The fire came close to Cedar Point Road, but was hosed down and pushed back.
Black Hammock Island is shut down to all traffic going or coming, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Additional roads closed west of Black Hammock are Nungezer Road, Cedar Point Drive and Boney Road.
Expect to see thick black smoke around JAX airport and Dames Point Bridge.
Fire crews will continue to monitor the fire in the evening hours and overnight. All fire crews will resume working the fire at daylight Wednesday.
First Coast News