VENICE, Fla. (WFLA) – Fire crews have extinguished a brush fire behind the Pinebrook Clubhouse in Venice.
The Clubhouse was evacuated Thursday afternoon.
About two acres burned. Residents reported seeing lightning in the area shortly before 3 p.m. when units were called to the scene.
No structures were damaged in the fire. Fire officials are investigating the cause.
Venice Fire units will be on scene at Featherbed Lane overnight to manage hot spots, according to Fire Chief Shawn Carvey.
Residents in the area should expect an odor of smoke and haze into Friday.
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