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Okeechobee Co. brush fire destroys home, sheds

Posted at 4:08 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 06:28:18-04

One abandoned home was lost due to a brush fire in Okeechobee County Friday, the Florida Forest Service said.

It began in the area of NE 304 Street and Drum Cemetery Road, the sheriff's office said.

Firefighters were able to save 10 homes however some sheds & vehicles were damaged, officials said.

The fire burned 40 acres.  

Mop up operations were underway by 5:20 p.m. Friday.