Wildfires burning in Jacksonville area

JFRD said they were flying above the "#RaceTrackFire" and spotted it.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said their units were 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 was eight acres, but is contained.

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" was 0.25 acres, but it is 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.

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