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Spring Hill wildfire '100-percent' contained, fire officials say

Hernando County Fire crews earlier asked people to avoid the area around Barclay Avenue and Lawrence Street.
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SPRING HILL, Fla. — A large fire burning in the Spring Hill area is now completely extinguished after rescue crews battled for hours to control the flames, the Florida Forest Service (FFS) said.

Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) said at around 1:51 p.m. crews were sent to investigate reports of multiple brush fires in the Spring Hill area. Firefighters said some structures near Barclay Avenue and Lawrence Street could have been in danger as the fire was "fast-moving." 

HCFR discovered three individual fires were burning around 5 acres of land in the area. 

With some help from FFS and Hernando County Sheriff's Office, firefighters were able to contain the fire at around 4:08 p.m. before extinguishing the flames at 5:02 p.m.

No structures sustained any damage, and no one was injured the fire department said.

Smoke from the fire is expected to linger for the next couple of days so authorities are asking the public to be cautious when traveling near the area.  

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