Brush fire in southern Polk County 50% contained

POLK COUNTY, Fla -- The Florida Forest Service reports Monday at 6 p.m, the Blade Line Fire remains at 50 percent contained.

The 450-acre Bladeline Fire is burning near Nalcrest east of Lake Wales. Authorities report the fire is not threatening any structures at this time as flames are moving through wet areas.

Polk County Fire Rescue says all evacuations have been lifted. Originally, people living in eight homes off of Leisure Lane East were ordered to evacuate.

Around four dozen firefighters with the Florida Forest Service are currently working to contain the fire.

 

 

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