Nearby residents evacuated as crews take down brush fire in Orange County, officials say

Fire extinguished after reaching 1 acre in size

By Dawn Jorgenson - Graham Media Group

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Approximately 40 people were evacuated from their homes at an apartment complex as a precaution as firefighters worked to put out a brush fire on East Colonial Drive Sunday, officials said.

Orange County Fire Rescue officials said the fire, which was about 1 acre in size, was in close proximity to the apartments.

Crews said they were able to knock down the fire, but continue hitting hot spots.

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