- March 6, 2013
Two wildfires burned about 25 acres of wooded land in unincorporated Volusia County between Cypress Trail Drive and Oak Street near Ormond Beach on Monday.
Florida Forest Service wildland firefighters first responded to a wildfire around 4:30 p.m. off Avenue C, spokesperson Julie Allen said. With a second wildfire in play, Volusia County firefighters burned the two fires, containing them into one, according to Volusia County spokesperson Kevin Captain. The fire was visible behind Tomoka Christian Church in
Ormond Beach, where Ormond Beach firefighters were stationed.
The fire was fully contained by about 9 p.m. The cause is not yet known as the Florida Forest Service continues to improve containment lines, Allen said. Once it is safe to do so, the agency will conduct an investigation.
The fire did not affect any structures, and there were no injuries reported.
"This fire is producing a lot of smoke due to the predominate vegetation and may impact Clyde Morris Boulevard and Hand Avenue at times as well as the communities near the fire," Allen said in an email.
Smoke signs were placed on State Road 40 and I-95.