Hillsborough County fire crews contain 125-acre brush fire in Lithia

Hillsborough County

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Firefighters in Hillsborough County were able to keep a 125-acre brush fire in Lithia from damaging any buildings Monday evening.

The fire broke out in the Lithia area west of Balm-Riverview Road.

Crews spent several hours putting out hotspots, and a watch of this area has been set up to prevent flare ups during the night.

At this time Balm Riverview is closed near the Balm Boyette nature preserve and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is asking drivers to avoid the area.

No word on what caused the fire has been announced at this time.

This is a developing story stick with WFLA for updates.

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