At least 10 structures destroyed in Florida wildfire started by book burning

Posted at 9:14 AM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 08:02:34-04

BRYCEVILLE, Fla.-- At least 10 structures were destroyed in a wildfire in Nassau County, Florida Wednesday.

That's according to a series of tweets on the Florida Forest Service's verified Twitter account.

Officials say the fire was caused by a man burning paper book books Wednesday afternoon.

Burning household garbage is illegal in Florida.

The Garfield Road fire has burned an estimated 350 to 400 acres along County Route 119 near Bryceville.

Emergency and firefighting crews from multiple agencies worked throughout the night, and Florida Forest Service officials say the fire is no longer spreading.

Evacuations have been ordered along nearby County Route 119 as a precaution.