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Florida Forest Service, Jacksonville firefighters fight brush fire off San Pablo Road

JFRD said to avoid the area of San Pablo Road between J. Turner Butler and Beach Boulevards if possible.

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department along with the Florida Forest Service fought a brush fire Thursday located along San Pablo Boulevard.

Firefighters said the brush fire was just north of Mayo Clinic and that no homes were in danger.

As crews worked to contain the fire, traffic was congested and drivers were asked to avoid San Pablo Road between J. Turner Butler Boulevard and Beach Boulevard if possible. 

A couple of firefighters were overcome by the heat while fighting the fire so they were taken to the hospital for treatment. Those firefighters are said to be in good condition, according to Chief Powers.

The fire was initially thought to be a small brush fire, but due to the wind blowing and the humidity the fire was able to quickly spread, Powers said,

 Powers said it took the work of 24 pieces of apparatus and 50 firefighters to fight the blaze alongside the forest service.

 The fire got within 100 feet from the back of the homes located along San Pablo Boulevard. 

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