Crews battling brush fire near Suncoast Parkway in Pasco

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PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) —A fast-growing brush fire temporarily shut down parts of the Suncoast Parkway on Saturday.

For several hours, the parkway was closed between SR 54 and SR 52.  Those lanes were reopened by 6:15 pm Saturday evening.

The Florida Forest Service says the 20-25-acre wildfire located near the East Bike Trail in Pasco is now 80 percent contained after the area received an inch of rain and fire activity died down.  

No other information, including the cause of the fire, has been released at this time.


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