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Brush fire extinguished in Ruskin

RUSKIN — Crews extinguished a brush fire Tuesday near homes in Ruskin, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said.

Crews responded to the 4-acre fire in the Petrova Circle and Pickford Avenue area in Ruskin about 4:40 p.m. Wind pushed the fire north, where it was contained by a road that acted as a natural break. Crews were placed between homes and the fire, though no homes were closely threatened, authorities said.

The wind died down quickly and most of the area was scrub brush, which prevented the fire from moving far, said Fire Rescue spokesman Chip Shields.

A Division of Forestry plow was brought to the scene around 6:30 p.m. to carve another break between the homes and the fire. Crews used the break to access and extinguish the fire. There were no injuries and no damage to homes.

Brush fire extinguished in Ruskin 04/01/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 11:11pm]
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