JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Firefighters are expecting new challenges while on the fire lines in the Pumpkin Hill Creek Reserve State Park where a controlled burn got out of control.
The fire is currently at 400 acres in size. Firefighters are battling it with 75 people, 15 tractors, and a water-carrying helicopter.
Earlier today, flames threatened two homes and buildings, but firefighters quickly protected those structures.
A shift in the wind pushed the fire to more homes late Tuesday afternoon, but crews responded to keep those homes safe.
Homeowners are being told they can stay in their homes tonight, but that doesn't mean they're in the clear.
Firefighters expect a new shift in the wind tonight as the sun sets. Tomorrow, morning fog could make visibility conditions in that area even worse.
JFRD says people need to be firewise in what is shaping up to be a busy fire season.
"We don't need burns," said JFRD Chief Martin Senterfitt. "We are months from wildfire season and this is already happening to us."