400-acre fire blanketing Hernando County with smoke

- Florida Forest Service crews are battling a brush fire that broke out Sunday afternoon near Richloam.

Officials say most of Hernando County is experiencing smoke and hazy conditions from the neighboring fire.

Fire crews have a control line around the 400 acre fire, and they say no structures are threatened at this time.

Crews are combating the fire with 6 dozers and 2 helicopters. The 2 helicopters have combined to make 85 bucket drops over the blaze.

 

 

 

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