Firefighters battle brushfire near Marion County high school

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Firefighters worked into the morning Tuesday to put out a large brush fire in Ocala.


The fire broke out around 5:30 p.m. Monday along SE Maricamp Road, not far from Forest High School.

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Firefighters said the fire, totaling more than four acres, has been burning through several 20-foot-tall piles of trees and mulch.

More than two dozen firefighters with Marion County Fire Rescue were still working around midnight to contain the brush fire and protect nearby homes.

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Fire officials said they are investigating how the fire started.

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