Friday, June 22, 2018
Public safety

Firefighters contain Lithia brush fire

LITHIA — A group of kids playing with fireworks Friday set off a brush fire that burned 10 acres, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials said.

No one was injured in the blaze in the area around 5720 Osprey Ridge Drive, near Bevis Elementary School.

But the fire threatened some houses and burned two PVC fences, officials said.

Twenty units and 40 firefighters responded to reports of a fire at 3 p.m.

It took crews about one hour to stop the fire about 20 to 30 feet from a few houses, officials said.

Investigators later determined that the fire was accidental.

The children involved and their parents must participate in a fire safety program.

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