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30-acre wildfire suppressed in Okeechobee County

Posted: 3:54 PM, Apr 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-26 19:55:10Z

it took about two hours but firefighters were able to suppress a 30-acre wildfire in Okeechobee County, according to the Florida Forest Service.

The fire was centered in the Viking Community at NW 176th Ave and NW 316 Street, the forest service said.

State and county firefighters joined forces to extinguish the blaze.

Damage was limited to several wood fences posts.

Firefighters said the blaze was caused by an unauthorized debris pile burn.

Due to dry conditions, the Florida Forest Service asks residents to call (863) 467-3221 before any burning.