PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Fire crews are working Monday night to put out what they describe as a huge blaze in Jefferson County.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) confirmed that two separate fires are being battled within close proximity of each other, having split from the original blaze.

Fire officials say the blaze started near Highway 54 and Highway 63.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the fire has overtaken 500 acres, but officials say no homes or other structures have been lost.

The Arkansas Forestry Division has been called out to assist multiple local and volunteer fire crews, with the fire not yet contained.

Officials also confirm the Kilcrease neighborhood has been evacuated as they attempt to calm the blaze.

Based on radar imaging, smoke first appeared around 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon between Faith and Pinebergen, about 7 miles southwest of Pine Bluff.

Wind also looks to be an added challenge causing it to spread faster than usual. Rain is expected in the area later in the evening.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.