Citrus County brush fire under control, residents return home

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CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Citrus County Fire and Rescue crews said the large fire they were battling is now under control.

The fire is located on Ash White Terrace, just north of Seven Rivers Hospital. Residents within 5 miles of the area were asked to evacuate, but have been able to return home.

Officials said, due to the high winds, this fire was spreading quickly.

Officials sent an Alert Citrus message to residents North and East to evacuate if they were in within a five mile radius of the fire location.

Officials and WFLA News Channel 8 will advise you as soon as the fire is under control.

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