Firefighters work to contain estimated 2,200-acre brush fire in Volusia County

No structures in danger

A bulldozer working to contain a 1,000-acre brush fire in Volusia County on June 12, 2021. (Image: Florida Fire Service)
A bulldozer working to contain a 1,000-acre brush fire in Volusia County on June 12, 2021. (Image: Florida Fire Service) (WKMG 2021)

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Fire crews were battling a brush fire Saturday evening, now estimated at 2,200 acres, near New Smyrna Beach, according to the Florida Forest Service.

The fire was reported near Possum Camp Road and was 60% contained as of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, according to forest service officials.

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Officials estimated the fire was 2,200 acres and said it was not threatening any buildings or homes.

“Minimal fire activity at this time and the fire is receiving a little bit of rain,” officials tweeted Sunday morning.

Eight bulldozers and four firefighting helicopters responded to contain the blaze Saturday.

No structures were in danger Sunday morning.


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