Firefighters in Volusia County have contained an 8.4 acre brush fire that burned in the Enterprise area of Deltona, threatening at least two homes on Perry Lane.
"They had the fire truck right here, it was stationed here to protect the home, and then there was another one over at the house," said Ken Lower, a resident who was evacuated.
Lower along with his wife and two children were forced to grab their valuables and leave their Perry Road home as firefighters worked to protect it from the two alarm blaze.
"I have a hard drive with photos on it, so we just grabbed that, get the kids out and the dogs out," Lower said.
The wind driven smoke was so thick it was difficult to see, forcing fire crews to shut down Garfield Road. Forty firefighters from five different agencies fought the blaze both on the ground and in the sky using choppers to drop water over the area, while ground crews used plows to create a fire line.
Merilyn Costello said a neighbor ran from next door and alerted her that they had to leave as the flames grew closer.
"I went to the door and Jackie that lives next door said come on there's a fire we've got to get out of her," Costello said.
As firefighters came to her door Costello said she grabbed her dog buddy and rushed out of her home to safety.
"He said we'll have to get the dog and said well of course we'll have to get the dog," Costello.
Fire officials in Volusia county warn residents to expect smoky conditions on their commute tomorrow morning.