ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Firefighters battled a wildfire burning about 55 acres in northwestern St. Johns County.
First reports of smoke were reported at about 3:30 PM on Tuesday. Crews managed to have it 85% contained within a few hours. Wind spread flames to within a half mile of homes in the new Riverwalk community off Rt. 13.
Greg Dunn of the Florida Forest Service said "Wind direction started from the North, but then pushed out of the South. It saved the houses."
The wildfire no longer poses a danger to any structures, according to fire officials who believe it may have been sparked by intense lighting on Monday.