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Officials Urge Caution Around Smoldering Duval Wildfire

Jacksonville Fire-Rescue Department
A wildfire started Saturday in the area of Butler and Hodges boulevards Saturday.

A wildfire could reduce visibility for drivers on Jacksonville’s Southside this Monday.

The Florida Highway Patrol is warning motorists to use caution in the area of Butler and Hodges boulevards.

Troopers remind motorists in the area to pay attention to conditions, to slow down if necessary and to use their low beams if headlights are needed.

Our News4Jax partner reports the fire started Saturday and has burned at least 35 acres of woods.

At last report, News4Jax reported that Jacksonville Fire-Rescue had the fire 95% contained.

JFRD said the fire was most likely started Saturday by a lighting strike, according to News4Jax.