JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Smoke lingered in downtown Jacksonville Sunday and all around the First Coast.
According to the Division of Forestry, 200,000 acres were burning within a 50 mile radius of Jacksonville.
First Coast News has received reports of heavy smoke in Mandarin, on the Southside, in St. Augustine, and throughout St. Johns County.
Some medical experts say breathing the smoke from brush fires can cause wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, runny nose and watery eyes.
Dr. Andrew Schare of St. Vincent's Medical Center said the smoke should not "have too much impact on healthy people, but people with chronic lung disease like asthma and COPD certainly can get a flare up of the disease from his smoke."