Smoke continues to haze up Jacksonville this morning...winds continue to blow the smog from the County Line fire in Columbia county into the city, making for another day of hazardous driving and breathing conditions.
"It looks like the County Line fire has grown to 30,254 acres," says Annaleasa Winter with the Florida Forest Service.
That's about 30,000 football fields worth of wildfire and double the area of the other 88 active fires in Florida, burning close to 16,000 acres. And Winter says it's possible the fire could double in size.
"The crews cannot get in there, in that deep mucky swamp. It's just not safe to be in there. You can't see anything and your tractors don't get a footing."
She says the wildfire is only burning 20,000 acres of the swamp right now. There are still 40,00o acres of that swamp left, so Winter expects the fire to get worse before it gets better. And dry weather means the end may not be in sight.
"I mean, we'd probably need a foot or two of rain to put that fire out, and we don't see that in the forecast at all."
Winter says avoid any strenuous activity outside, especially if you suffer from breathing problems