Florida Brush Fire Likely Started by Lightning


A brush fire near Hernando Beach, Florida, had burned through 300 acres on Sunday, April 9. The fire, which is in the Weekiwachee Preserve, is 20 percent contained and started overnight and was likely sparked by lightning, according to a report.

No buildings were threatened, but officials said in a local news report they were monitoring nearby businesses. Some roads were only open to local traffic. Credit: Florida Forest Service Withlacoochee via Storyful

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