Florida brush fire contained, residents allowed to go home

Brush fire prompts evacuations in Polk County

Brush fires had been reported in Seminole, Flagler, Martin and Brevard counties as well Wednesday.

Winds are pushing the fire away from the Indian Lakes Estates property, but people in the River Ranch Hunt Club area are being told to vacate the camps.

A Polk County Fire Rescue spokesperson said that thick smoke is surrounding about 20 homes.

Strong winds made the fire hard to control.

'It's not really normal this year but all the conditions together are ideal for fires'.

It is unclear how the fire started.


Nine mobile homes and two single family homes were destroyed in the almost 2,000 acres brush fire that swept through the Indian Lake Estates Wednesday, according the preliminary reports from assessment crews.

Polk County Fire Rescue said the blaze has burned through 1,500 to 1,600 acres in the Indian Lake Estates area near 7200 Highway 630. I can replace that stuff but I can't replace myself'.

Property damage did occur along CR 630 and SR 60.

In Flagler County, a fire ravaged more than 400 acres, while another in Brevard County covered about 50 acres before firefighters were able to put it out.

Officials are still also monitoring the situation since rising temperatures could lead to another outbreak of brush fires. At least one house was destroyed by the fire. Several pets have reportedly died.

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