Florida Firefighters Work to Contain Brush Fires

Brush fires ignited again around Central Florida over the weekend.


ORLANDO, Fla. --

Brush fires ignited again around Central Florida over the weekend after rainy weather helped quench some previous fires.

A Lake County brush fire is not threatening any homes on Monday, but it was a close call on Saturday night, WESH 2 News reported.

Authorities said they've advised residents in the Lake Kathryn area near Paisley to have their bags packed and ready to evacuate as a precaution.

The 70-acre brush fire was burning close to about 80 homes on Kentucky Avenue on Saturday night, prompting officials to issue a voluntary evacuation order.

A 40-acre brush fire is burning in Brevard County. Firefighters said they don't know what started the blaze off Sarno Road in Melbourne.

Some people living in the Sable Palm Apartments voluntarily left their homes.

The fire has burned mulch at a mulch plant, officials said. Crews said they worked to control it before it spread to a nearby landfill.

Meanwhile, crews said they have made more progress in their fight against the Bugaboo fire in Lake City.

People who to evacuate their homes got the chance to return.The fire has burned up 500 square miles.

Officials said the wildfire along the Florida-Georgia state line is 90 percent contained.

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