Water Tower Brush Fire Claims 1,100-Acres, Roads Remain Closed
UPDATE: As of 5:00 P.M. today, Fire Officials are reporting a 90% containment of the 1,100-acre fire. They have also opened Shoal Line Blvd to through traffic.
HERNANDO – Fire Crews continue to battle the now 1,100-acre Water Tower Brush Fire but officials say it’s approximately 75% contained.
Shoal Line Blvd from Linda Pederson Park to Jew Fish Drive will remain closed to through traffic and Sheriff’s Deputies will be checking identifications to gain access.
The Florida Forest Service, Hernando County Sheriffs Office, Hernando County Emergency Management, and The Salvation Army are currently providing mutual Aid.
Officials are advising residents not to conduct debris burning at this time due to the extremely dry and windy conditions.
There are still no reports of property damage or injuries.
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