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Wildfire in Highlands Hammock State Park spread 14 acres, contained
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Wildfire in Highlands Hammock State Park spread 14 acres, contained

 

Highlands County, Florida-- The Florida Forest Service announced that a wildfire started today at approximately 4:20 p.m. in Highlands Hammock State Park fire, but, after over two hours, crews have been able to contain the fire. 

Officials said a strike of lightning cause the fire, and that it spread 14 acres.

This comes just a few days after a 50 acre wildfire broke out in East Sebring Hills on March 21.

See photos from the 50 acre fire here.

"Even though and nothing was threatened, I want to remind residents, if you live near nature you can be at risk for wildfire danger," said Melissa Yunas of the Florida Forest Service.  "Prepare your home and family now. It is as simple as Ready Set go!"

To learn more contact your local Florida Forest Service or visit www.FloridaForestService.com for more information.

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