Hillsborough County Fire Rescue battle brush fire in Lithia

LITHIA, Fla - Hillsborough County Fire Rescue units and the Florida Department of Forestry quickly put out a brush fire in Lithia.

The fire burned about 11 acres in the area of 7242 Lithia Pinecrest Road.

It took crews about three hours to control the fire.  No homes were threatened.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff Office helicopter was called in for assistance.

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On Friday, crews quickly put out a large brush fire near Fishhawk in Lithia.  Investigators say teens with fireworks accidentally started the fire.

A total of 10 acres were involved, and fences made of PVC at two homes burned and melted from exposure to heat and flames. 
 
The fire was under control after about a hour.  The fire was stopped at the fence line located about 20 to 30 feet from homes. 
 
There were no reports of injuries to civilians or fire rescue personnel.

The juveniles and their parents will be placed in an intervention program designed to educate, train, and show the consequences of a fire.

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