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40-acre brush fire in Orange County extinguished

Flames were burning near Young Pine Road


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 40-acre brush fire in Orange County that was growing heavily was extinguished shortly before 6 p.m. Friday, authorities said.

Officials from Orange County Fire Rescue said the fire near Young Pine Road, which is near the Orange County landfill, was 15 acres around 3:30 p.m. An hour later, it had more than doubled in size to 40 acres.

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No evacuations or injuries were reported.

Crews from Orange County Fire Rescue and the Florida Fire Service extinguished the flames.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

 


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