Firefighters: Brush fire in Hernando County 60 percent contained

Hernando County Fire Rescue

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Firefighters in Hernando County responded to a brush fire near US-19 in Weeki Wachee.

The fire is at least 60 percent contained.

Flames burned through 20 acres close to the intersection of US-19 and Centralia Road, according to the Hernando County Fire Department.

North and southbound lanes of the highway were closed on Saturday afternoon.  All lanes of the highway were reopened as of 8:31 pm.

Smokey conditions are expected to persist throughout the night, according to the Hernando County Fire Rescue’s Facebook page.

This is a developing situation.  Stay on WFLA.com for more updates.

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