JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Firefighters and crews from the Florida Forest Service, Florida Park Service and the St. Johns River Water Management District attacked what was left of a wildfire at Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve.
The fire, which started out as a controlled burn by the Florida Park Service, is now covering 363 acres of land.
Today's weather conditions were more favorable for crews working to put out the flames.
"Yesterday there was some intense fire behavior. Yesterday was what we refer to as initial attacks a lot more stress a lot more exciting today is mop up," said Chief Martin Senterfitt, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.
The Florida Forest Service took Action News out to the fire line on the western portion of the preserve. Hundreds of charred trees and brush can be seen for acres, in some areas smoke was still rising from the ground.
According to Senterfitt, crews are making more headway thanks higher humidity levels.
"The fire has really just settled down what they're doing is just finding those little hot spots and putting them out," said Chief Senterfitt.
The Florida Forest Service says a section of the fire got into a swampy area toward the west side of the preserve. Crews are having a hard time getting equipment to douse those flames.
"We're going to be sending man power in there to look at whether we're going to put a hose line or some type of sprinkler system to help dampen and knock down the heat," said Mike Work, Florida Forest Service.
The swamp that caught fire is close to the private and state park boundary. No homes are being threatened.