Brush fire has hundreds of homeowners on alert
MARION COUNTY, Fla. -- More than 200 homeowners are on alert as a fire inside a dry lake bed spreads in Marion County. The Florida Forest Service tells Action News the fire started around 10 p.m. Sunday night in a lake bed off 183rd Avenue. We're told some homes are being evacuated. However, no homes have been damaged.
At last check the fire spread to over 200-acres. The Florida Forest Service spokeswoman says the fire could spread to over 500-acres by day's end.
Smoke signs are being placed in the area around State Road 40 to alert drivers of danger.
Copyright 2013 Cox Media Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.