Balm Riverview brush fire contained after growing to 125 acres

Courtesy HCFR

A brush fire in Lithia has been contained after spreading to 125 acres, according to the Florida Fire Service in Lakeland. The fire has threatened power lines and two structures.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue says the Florida Forest Service is on the scene, which is west of Balm-Riverview Road and Hwy 672.

Balm Riverview is closed near the Balm Boyette nature preserve. 

Crews are working to protect power lines and two structures in the area using 3 dozer-plow units and two brush trucks.  

HCFR said dry weather conditions and wind are making this and any brush fire especially dangerous and unpredictable.

Courtesy HCFR

Courtesy HCFR

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