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Firefighters Battling Large Brush Fire Near Cemex Plant

BROOKSVILLE – Hernando County Fire Rescue and the Division of Forestry are en route to a very large brush fire located in the area of Citrus Way, northwest of the Cemex Plant.

There are unofficial estimates that upwards of 25 acres are burning at this time.

There are no reports of structures currently in the path of the blaze.

UPDATE: 5/31/2015, 8:31 P.M. – Flames are reportedly 10 feet high and moving fast through extremely heavy fuel at this time. There are unconfirmed reports that upwards of 300 to 400 acres are in the fire’s path and it has already burned an estimated 50 acres. 

UPDATE: 5/31/2015, 9:01 P.M. – According to unofficial reports, the fire is still moving extremely fast towards Kensington Road and Citrus Way. It is estimated to be approximately 100 to 150 acres and growing.

UPDATE: 5/31/2015, 11:21 P.M. – A Sheriff’s Office helicopter was used to provide firefighters an accurate position and heading of the fire. Sources say the fire has burned out to the north near Kensington Road; however, there is still an active fire to the south. The fire is expected to burn out before daylight tomorrow. 

We will continue to update you on this story as it develops.

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  • Great job RNRF…
    Real time information about a real danger.

    Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 8:08 pm
  • My grandpa had to put out a fire across the street from me Sunday night with his backhoe due to lightning catching the woods on fire I’m glad every thing is safe with both fires

    Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 9:29 am
  • Stay safe out there my brothers and sisters

    Monday, 1 June 2015, 7:29 pm
  • WOW, it rains every day where I live. I’ll share some rain !!!! Praying for the firemen !!!

    Monday, 1 June 2015, 3:36 pm
  • got your email but the update was removed, any idea why? and can you repost got the email at 3:14 today

    Monday, 1 June 2015, 3:28 pm
  • Thanks Tom

    Monday, 1 June 2015, 2:45 pm
  • Prayers for the firemen. Fighting fire in this heat has to be difficult

    Monday, 1 June 2015, 2:39 pm
  • They just dropped off a bunch of firefighters on Citrus Way.

    Monday, 1 June 2015, 1:09 pm
  • New resident how close is this to brookridge?

    Monday, 1 June 2015, 1:08 pm
  • Are there any recent updates? Have they got the fire under control or is it still spreading?

    Monday, 1 June 2015, 12:53 pm
  • Is the fire out?

    Monday, 1 June 2015, 12:08 pm
  • Is it by Deltona? Sorry Tom had too.

    Monday, 1 June 2015, 7:36 am
  • Is there any update as for this time

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 11:25 pm
  • Whats the latest now? Have they evacuated kensington now?

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 10:56 pm
  • I don’t know where Kensington estates is but I’m off bailey hill rd off of citrus way how close is it

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 10:56 pm
  • What’s the latest on the fire

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 10:49 pm
  • Looks like it out now. I dont see anymore flames over the trees. Hope everyone is safe .

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 10:47 pm
  • I heard it was contained to the slush ponds of cemex

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 10:43 pm
  • Sorry about the typo. I live on Kensington .

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 10:11 pm
  • Any more updates I live on Kinston.

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 10:11 pm
  • Prayers for safety!

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 10:07 pm
  • Is this on the west or east side of citrus way?
    There is handicapped people on Kensington Rd that need to be notified in plenty of time to evacuate. They also have animals. I am very worried for them!

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 10:00 pm
  • Thank you for the updates…Praying for our firefighters

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 9:41 pm
  • Is it burning Kensington estates

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 9:35 pm
  • Thank you prayers for the fireman and hope they get it under control thank you

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 9:23 pm
  • the firefighters will be in my prayers its a rough job

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 9:08 pm
  • Thank God for rain tonight! Be safe to our heroic firefighters!

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 8:52 pm
    • Rain isn’t going to do anything, when we’re this dry. Lightning will still cause a fire.

      Monday, 1 June 2015, 9:12 am
  • should people on sunshine grove road and hexam be aware of this and do they have to evacuate.

    Sunday, 31 May 2015, 8:32 pm

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