Bear cub saved from Florida brush fire

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Smokey Jr. the bear was saved from a brush fire in Lake County, according to fire officials.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials are evaluating the cub.

A 220-acre brush fire endangered homes in the area of Apricot Way near Royal Trails. Lake County Fire Rescue said two homes were evacuated.

No injuries have been reported.

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