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Smoky Conditions Could Impact Morning Commute
Smoky Conditions Could Impact Morning Commute

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Signs are up along JTB Monday morning warning drivers about smoky conditions in the area.

A large fire began burning Sunday afternoon in Jacksonville in the area of Hodges and J. Turner Butler Boulevard.

It is still smoky Monday morning, but it was not severely impacted visibility around 5 a.m. Our crew could not see flames or an orange glow from our live location, but our access is restricted because it's private property. 

According to Jacksonville Fire and Rescue, there are two fires burning on the Hodges' family property. Lightning started both fires late Sunday afternoon.

The fires are burning on private property. They're estimated to be about 200 acres. One fire is said to be threatening homes and barns.

At this time Division of Forestry officials say the fires are not under control..

Bruce Hill with the Division of Forestry says, "We've been working from both sides of the fire and our crews are tied in. We have a line around it, it's not contained but we have a line around it and they feel pretty good about that line and they'll be working probably into late tonight."

Fire crews will not work overnight on the Fire. Instead they will come back Monday morning and assess the situation.

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