Orange County brush fire caused by lightning

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A brush fire in Orange County that quickly grew from 25 acres to 40 acres Wednesday afternoon near State Road 520 and State Road 528 has been fully contained, according to the Florida Forest Service.

Officials described the fire as fast-moving. Around 3:15 p.m., it was 25 acres in size, It grew to 40 acres about an hour later.


It was named the Vader Fire, then renamed the Cat Claw Fire. By 5:30 p.m., it was 90 percent contained. It was 100 percent contained by 6:30 p.m.

Sky 6 video from the scene showed heavy smoke in the area.

Brevard County Fire Rescue is assisting. No structures are threatened.

Check back for more updates on this developing story.