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Pasco County, Florida -- Pasco authorities have reopened the US 19 southbound lanes after it was temporarily closed due to smoke from a nearby brush fire. Gulf Way between Sea Pines and Old Dixie Highway has also been reopened.

Pasco Fire Rescue has contained what was described as a fast-moving brush fire in the area of US 19 and Arcola Avenue and US 19 and Sunnydale Drive.

The fire is mostly in a wooded area and, so far, has burned up to 20 acres. No reports of injuries and no reports of homes damaged in the fire.

The only damage reports at this time are several burnt power poles. Withlacoochee Rural Electric is on scene, assessing the damage.

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