Pasco brush fire could reduce visibility during morning commute - FOX 13 News

Pasco brush fire could reduce visibility during morning commute

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A brush fire that started Tuesday afternoon in Pasco County is creating smoky conditions that could affect visibility in the area Wednesday morning.

The fire was initially burning through about 50 acres in the Starkey Wilderness Preserve area near Moon Lake Road.

The flames are in a heavily wooded area, and no homes are in danger, according to the Division of Forestry.

But the fire has grown to about 200 acres throughout the evening, and officials say there will be a lot of smoke in the area for the next couple of days. They say motorists along State Road 52 and the Suncoast Parkway may have reduced visibility during the morning commute.

The Division of Forestry says the fire is contained and under control, but in the meantime, they are keeping an eye on it to make sure it doesn't flare back up.

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