Polk County brush fire threatens homes and businesses

Polk County Sheriff's Office

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Fire units were called to the scene of an out of control brush fire this afternoon in Lakeland.

Firefighters in Polk County are working alongside the Lakeland Fire Department and the Florida Forest Service near 1712 Dawn Heights Drive.

Authorities said pipes in a grassy area caught fire causing a large plume of smoke to fill the air.  Several homes and businesses were in danger of being destroyed, but crews were able to bring the fire under control.

Polk County Sheriff's Office
Polk County Sheriff’s Office

 

Most of the fire was extinguished, according to authorities, but crews are still at the scene working to put out a few flare-ups.

Polk County Sheriff's Office
Polk County Sheriff’s Office

 

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