Brush fire creates smoky conditions, driving hazards in Osceola County

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Crews are watching for any flare-ups from a brush fire that burned about 75 acres near Walt Disney World.

Firefighters monitored the area throughout Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, looking for hotspots.

Lightning from Monday's storms caused the fire, officials said. The fire remains 60 acres in size, but it's 90 percent contained, firefighters said.

Drivers on Interstate 4, State Road 417 and State Road 192 had to deal with smokey conditions Wednesday, according to the Florida Forest Service.

Drivers have been warned to use caution in the area.

Brush fire Triangle was sparking up flames Tuesday near Interstate 4, State Road 417 and State Road 192 in Osceola County, according to Florida Forest Service Orlando.

Officials said Wednesday that the fire is 90 percent contained and and covered about 40 acres.






In Volusia County, a brush fire spread to more than 100 acres, according to Florida Forest Service Bunnell.

The fire is 80 percent contained.

No homes are in danger and no roads have been closed.

In  Lake County, a controlled burn created smoky conditions Tuesday that reached downtown Orlando.

The wind moved the smoke from southwest Lake County to metro Orlando.

The smoke dissipates after sunset.

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