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Crews contain 100-acre brush fire in Riverview

RIVERVIEW — Crews contained a 100-acre brush fire that started Sunday afternoon near Big Bend Road and Balm Riverview Road, officials said.

"It's not out, but it's fully contained and under control," said Dan Dye, a Hillsborough Fire Rescue chief, on Sunday night.

The fire, which was to the southwest of the intersection of Big Bend and Balm Riverview Roads, had threatened several structures, but no damage to them was reported, said Rebekah Brant, a duty officer with state Division of Forestry.

Fire crews closed a portion of Big Bend Road to battle the blaze, but reopened the road about 6:30 p.m., Brant said.

The fire was believed to have started from the catalytic converter of a car that was pulled off the side of the road, officials said.

Crews contain 100-acre brush fire in Riverview 01/09/11 [Last modified: Sunday, January 9, 2011 8:30pm]
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