JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After hours of waiting patiently to be let back into their homes, residents of Black Hammock Island and the surrounding neighborhood on Cedar Point Road had to be escorted back to their homes for security reasons.
While crews battled the flames, there was only one road in and out of the neighborhood.
Many people worried about the well being of their loved ones and pets.
Gloria Joyner, who has lived in the area for the past 25 years, panicked because her 13-year-old son was still in the house when the burn got out of control.
"They won't let me out there to get him, they've told me they got it under control but every time I turn around it's coming back up again," said Gloria Joyner, resident.
Although no homes were damaged, some people say the fire was a close call.
According to Joyner, when it comes to prescribed burns, homeowners need to be kept informed.
"I certainly believe that the fire commissioner should allow the residents to know when they're going to do things like this. That should be number one," said Joyner.
About 4 p.m., the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department told residents they would be escorted back to their homes by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
JFRD warned residents smoke will likely be an issue tomorrow and they cautioned everyone to be careful while driving.
Crews will be pulled out during the night but are expected to be back first thing in the morning.