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Multiple Brushfires Keep JFRD Busy

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Updated: 3/20/2008 9:10 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Firefighters around Jacksonville had a busy day on Wednesday.

Jacksonville Firefighters spent much of Wednesday night watching hot spots on the Northside after containing a brushfire that threatened about six homes. Portions of Trout River Road near Moncrief Road and Old Kings Road were closed by emergency officials on Wednesday night due to a small brushfire. It started just before 9:00 p.m., and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD) acted quickly.

JFRD contained the fast-moving flames within a couple of hours with the help of the four engines that were in the area. They could not subdue the flames in time though. The brushfire ended up reaching one of those endangered homes and burned down a wall. The resident who lives in that home says he called 9-1-1, and then got out as fast as he could. The blaze is now believed to be completely under control, and there are no reported injuries.

Clay County firefighters had their fare share of work on Wednesday as well. The two brushfires that broke out Wednesday are both contained. The first of the fires happened at Knollwood Road and Highway 17, which is about 8 miles south of Green Cove Springs. A mobile home caught fire, and burned an acre of land. The second of the fires happened at Pier Station Road and Highway 16. A downed power line started a fire that burned a quarter of an acre of land. Luckily, no one was hurt in either of the brushfires. 
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