Seminole County state forest hit by wildfire, forest service says

‘Hog Road Fire’ caused by lightning strike

Little Big Econ Barr Street Trailhead.

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A wildfire began Monday evening at an Seminole County state forest, according to the Florida Forest Service.

The fire — dubbed the “Hog Road Fire” — began at the Kilby Tract on the Little Big Econ State Forest, forest service members said.

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According to the agency, the fire was caused by a lightning strike hitting a pine tree.

The forest service confirmed that crews are already on the scene.

UPDATE: As of 8:54 p.m. Monday evening, the Hog Road Fire was 100 percent contained, according to the Florida Forest Service.


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