Homes evacuated due to brush fire in Sebring

Posted at 3:26 PM, Apr 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 06:43:02-04

SEBRING, Fla. -- A brush fire threatening homes at Barn Owl Street in Sebring is contained to 25 acres according to the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners.

Officials orders people to evacuate twenty-five nearby homes. Flames caused minor damage to one house.

Authorities say an ATV started the fire.

The fire damaged several power poles which caused power to be cut off to evacuated homes. Once power was restored, the evacuated residents were allowed to return home.