Firefighters in Volusia County were in the Integra Shores area near the Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach border Thursday afternoon working a brush fire. Daytona Beach Fire Department spokesperson Lt. Larry Stoney said the six-acre fire was around a quarter mile north of the Integra Shores area, which is east of Clyde Morris Boulevard just north of Strickland Range Road. The Florida Forestry Service contained the blaze by cutting a line around the fire, while firefighters from Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and Volusia County were also working at the scene. The cause of the fire was not determined Thursday afternoon, and no roads in the area were closed, but officials urged drivers to use caution in the Clyde Morris Boulevard/Integra Shores subdivision area.
Lt. Stoney noted that residents in the Integra Shores area would “…smell smoke and see a white haze…,” as smoke from the fire was blown into areas of Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach by a west wind Thursday afternoon. Residents were asked not to call 911 unless they saw black smoke and active flames. Lt. Stoney also said public safety units from the area municipalities would be patrolling the Integra Shores area watching for any further developments.
Earlier in the day, the Daytona Beach Fire Department also warned residents of heavy smoke in the area of Big Tree Road and Old Kings Road. That warning was due to a “…large hay bale fire…” in that part of town.
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