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Brush fire, fog cause 70-car pileup near Lakeland; 4 dead

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Updated: 1/09/2008 10:35 pm
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say four people were killed in this morning's brush fire that caused a major pileup in central Florida.

Conditions have cleared up on the highway after it was blanketed by early morning fog and smoke from a brush fire.

A 15-mile stretch on Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando is closed because of several accidents, including a 70-car pileup.

Four people died at the scene. Thirty-eight people were injured, five of them seriously. 

Mangled, charred trucks and cars pinned underneath some tractor trailers were spread across the highway.  
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