Firefighters battle brush fire in The Acreage

Firefighters battle brush fire in The Acreage

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Firefighters were called to a brush fire in The Acreage Friday afternoon.

It's near Northlake Boulevard and east of 140th Avenue off Hamlin Boulevard.

By mid-afternoon flames had scorched 40 acres.

Northlake and Hamlin boulevards in the area are closed to traffic.

The Florida Forest Service says there is a lot of spotting and the fire is jumping around a lot. Due to dry conditions, it could be some time before it is brought under control.

The forest service has four firefighting bulldozers on scene.

So far, no homes have been threatened.

The fire was 50% contained by 3 p.m.

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