Okeechobee wildfire spreads to 300 acres

Updated: Feb. 27, 2014 at 10:10 PM EST
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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - A 300 acre wildfire is burning in Okeechobee County.

It was first discovered by Florida Forest Service Senior Ranger Gibbs who was scouting smoke plumes, according to the Florida Forest Service.

It is currently threatening a backhoe/tractor and a hunting camp house, the forest service says.

The blaze is now in a marshy area and has slowed down. The fire is approximately 15 miles
northwest of Bassinger.

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