Florida Forest Service crews respond to 7 lightning-caused wildfires in Northeast Florida

Florida Forest Service responded Monday night to seven lightning-caused wildfires across Northeast Florida.

Annaleasa Winter of FFS said the fires were in the following locations:

-Big Talbot Island, Duval County: The Big Talbot Island fire was estimated to be 15 acres in size and crews were having to get to the fire on foot because it is so far into the marsh. Rain put the fire out, Winter said, and no structures were threatened by the fire. Park service will monitor the fire overnight and the Florida Highway Patrol is watching for smoke on State Road A1A.

-Leno Road, Clay County: The fire was 10 acres in size and was 75 percent contained, according to crews. No structures were threatened by that fire.

-Heckscher and Interstate 295, Duval County: The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department called FFS to assist with the fire off of Heckscher and I-295. As of late Monday night, the fire burned an acre and was 100 percent contained.

-Ford Road, Bryceville: The fire was contained at .1 acre, Winter said.

-Three fires in Hilliard in Nassau County: Two were close together, Winter said. One was four acres off of Conner-Nelson and Brusso Franklin Road, another behind it was larger. Another fire was reported on the east side of Hilliard. 

Winter said all fires are in remote areas and were not threatening any structures.

First Alert Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh said the lightning strike at Big Talbot Island wouldn't have been from lightning on Monday, but could have been caused by lightning from storms this weekend. Buresh said there was lightning near Leno Road earlier Monday.

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