ST. JOHNS, Fla---Several residents in St. Johns County were allowed back into their homes Saturday nightafterthe fire department battled several brush fires.
"A big forest fire, we got close but we walked away because we got scared. It was a big fire," said Ali Rose who was visiting a friend in the St. Johns Forest community subdivision.
Over five acres caught fire in a wooded area inside the St. Johns Forestsubdivision causingthe evacuation of four homes. Residents were asked to takeextra precautions and move their pets out of their homes and yards.
"There was a lot of people like outside, hosing down their houses," said Rose.
About 24 miles south of St. Johns, neighbors in a community on the 1600 block of Brian Way in St. Augustine heard explosions. Fire and Rescue say a suspicious fire put two homes in danger and melted down part of a trailer - no one was hurt or inside the home. That fire burned for about half an acre - Firefighters were able to fully extinguish it in 20 minutes.
"The fire next to the structure was knocked down and then they went to work on the other head of the fire. They're working to mop up hot spots and the Florida Forest Service is cutting a fire line around the fire as well," said Matthew Sara, Public Information Officer of St. Johns County Fire and Rescue.
Both fires are being investigated by the St. Johns County Fire Rescue.