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100-Acre Brush Fire Causes Hazy Conditions Across Hernando County

HERNANDO – A 100-acre brush fire in the eastern part of Hernando County is causing smoky conditions as far west as the Gulf of Mexico.

911 dispatchers have received dozens of calls today regarding the haze but most reports were related to the Richloam Forest brush fire.

Florida Forestry Services has 6 bull dozers and 2 helicopters assisting resources on the ground in containing the fire.

Officials have not provided an estimate on the what percentage is contained but they are monitoring the situation.

There are no structures in danger at this time, according to officials.

Those with respiratory problems should remain indoors until the smoke has cleared.

We will bring more updates as they come available.

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  • the fire was in the richloam area of the withcloochee forest preserve…And guess what??
    It wasn’t even in HERNANDO county…it was in SUMTER county!!!!!!

    Why the newscasts kept saying Hernando county is beyond me…maybe cause no one
    knows where Sumter county is…

    Monday, 17 April 2017, 2:31 pm
    • Your dumb add it is brooksville / ridge manor

      Monday, 17 April 2017, 7:12 pm
  • Maybe but It gets hotter than a hoochie coochie

    Monday, 17 April 2017, 10:04 am
  • Phil, did you get your education in New York?

    Sunday, 16 April 2017, 9:53 pm
    • No, but you did. That was rude.we are finally rubbing off on you.

      Monday, 17 April 2017, 3:00 am
    • The problem with that comment is you really don’t know how dumb that sounds…lol

      Monday, 17 April 2017, 7:13 am
    • “La coo che’ ” (Lacoochee), better known as the French quarters !!!….. 🙂

      Monday, 17 April 2017, 7:19 am
  • Why publish something like that and not let people know where it’s happening..?

    Sunday, 16 April 2017, 9:02 pm
  • Just an FYI for everyone ( yes, it includes me & mine ). Rnrf has a menu button under which a listing for ” contact us ” appears. Tom has been wonderful about checking this area so please use this for correction questions. YES, I HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF POSTING IN REPLY AREA. & BEEN CALLED A HATER. I WILL NO LONGER USE THE REPLY AREA FOR THIS PURPOSE. MAYBE WE ALL SHOULD TRY”CONTACT US” FOR THIS.

    Sunday, 16 April 2017, 8:46 pm
  • Thankyou,Tom, for the correction.

    Sunday, 16 April 2017, 8:38 pm
  • Wouldn’t it be west ??

    Sunday, 16 April 2017, 7:06 pm
    • Depends on where you studied geography.

      Sunday, 16 April 2017, 7:46 pm

        Sunday, 16 April 2017, 8:15 pm
    • NO richloam is near 301 and 50 as Far East as you can get for hernando county

      Sunday, 16 April 2017, 8:55 pm

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