ASHTABULA COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – The roadway near a massive brush fire in Ashtabula County has reopened.

The Windsor Fire Department posted the update to their Facebook page late Saturday morning, about 18 hours after the large fire first started near U.S. 322.

Several fire departments from three area counties spent hours working to extinguish the blaze that began just after 4 p.m. on Friday.

Video from SkyFOX showed smoke billowing from the area. According to fire officials, at least 50 acres burned.

It’s not clear what exactly sparked the fire.

The Windsor Fire Department is urging residents not to open burn.

“We have no rain for extended periods coming up,” the department said in a Facebook post.

The prolonged hot and dry conditions across Northeast Ohio have put the area and much of the state of Ohio on the verge of a drought declaration. You can learn more about those conditions, here.

Find the latest FOX 8 forecast, here.