Hundreds left without power following brush fire in Pasco

Pasco brush fire update

HUDSON, Fla. -- Pasco County Fire Rescue is working a large brush fire Friday afternoon near Old Dixie Highway and Gulf Way in Hudson.

As of Friday night, forestry crews say the fire was 90 percent contained. Two arson investigators are on scene and hope to determine a cause over the weekend.

Around 438 Pasco residents have been left without power following the brush fire.

No homes have been damaged. Fire crews are protecting a row of homes.

Officials are calling for a voluntary evacuation for residents within a 3-mile radius of Old Dixie Hwy and Gulf Way. 

The brush fire has been reported as large as 50 acres, according to Pasco County officials. 

 

Viewer Mike D. Matthews captured ground level footage of the brush fire, which he shared to the 10News Facebook page. 


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