Updates: 100 homes were saved from Nassau County wildfire

Updates: 100 homes were saved from Nassau County wildfire

UPDATE: 5:53 p.m. Action News Jax received this message from Nassau County Emergency Management on Twitter, saying they have no unmet needs at this time:

"The goodwill of our community is awesome! Responders have NO unmet needs at this time - they are busy doing their jobs and have lots of food and water on site. Bryceville Shelter will remain open to for those without power. We are so fortunate that only two families really need assistance right now - the two that lost their homes."

UPDATE: 4:06 p.m. Officials say 100 homes were saved by firefighters. Two were destroyed, eight damaged.

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UPDATE: 3:13 p.m. Evacuation order has been lifted.

UPDATE: 3 p.m. County Road 121 should be opened to residents in the containment area at any moment.  Firefighters will have to confirm that any hotspots are only in the "black" areas already burned and power is restored before giving the OK.

UPDATE: 1:20 p.m. Florida Fire Service confirmed that the wildfire spans 696 acres after GPS assessment and is still 64 percent contained.

A 696-acre wildfire in Nassau County is 65 percent contained, according to the Florida Forest Service on Thursday.

Firefighters have been working since Wednesday on a wildfire in Bryceville that was accidentally started by someone illegally burning paperback books, officials said.

UPDATES: Evacuation order has been lifted in Nassau County. Here's photos of the aftermath of the fire: http://bit.ly/2nNbU4D

Posted by Action News Jax on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Officials said two homes were destroyed as well as sheds and vehicles. Ten homes were reported having some damage.

Florida Forest Service said they identified the person who started the fire and will be financially responsible for damages.

There might be some challenges in extinguishing the fire since strong winds are expected Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Firefighters said that 150 people are displaced and an evacuation order is still in place. A shelter is open at Bryceville Baptist Church for anyone displaced by the fire.

Florida Forest Service said this is the worst massive wildfire for the county since 1998.

Firefighters have been working early Thursday morning to contain the fire along the eastern edges of the fire line and spots at CR 121 and 119. The fire department has been putting out hot spots around houses.

Officials said the area is not safe for residents since a lot of power lines have been damaged during the fire.

Road closures are in effect at several locations at CR 121 near US-90, Stokes Road and Canard Road. There's also a closure at US 119 and David Hunt Road.

Crews from Georgia have arrived to assist local firefighters.

The fairgrounds are open for residents that need to shelter livestock and animals.

RAW VIDEO: Helicopter video from Nassau County wildfire