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Couple of brush fires break out in Highlands County

Highlands County

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Fire rescue crews helped get a pair of small brush fires under control in Highlands County earlier this afternoon.

The first happened in Avon Park just off of North Highlands Boulevard.

Firefighters say the fire burned a small 10 by 10 shed. They believe the cause of the fire was from the improper disposal of hot charcoal from a barbeque grill.

No injuries were reported.

The second fire happened in Sebring.

Highlands County Fire Rescue

Firefighters believe bullets at a shooting range nearby sparked the brush fire. The fire only spread about half an acre.

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