PASCO COUNTY, Fla- — Pasco County Fire Rescue rushed to a large brush fire near Anclote High School in Holiday on Friday afternoon, April 9.
Firefighters were fighting active fires near homes on Banner Stone Court and Blue River Drive the whole day.
Several fire engines and brush trucks were brought in to protect homes.
Residents in the area have been placed on alert, but no evacuations have been ordered. Also at the scene helping were the Florida Forest Service, Pinellas County, and Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Aviation.
Late that same night the fire was contained at 90%. Residents were warned they would see smoke for several hours.
NOW: The Holiday brush fire is %90 contained, and @FFS_Withlacooch is back burning inside the line. Residents in the area can expect to see smoke through the night. Firefighters will be checking for hot spots through the night. #PCFRNews pic.twitter.com/1JH0LZsBtR— Pasco Fire Rescue (@PascoFireRescue) April 9, 2021