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Crews battle brush fire on Disney property

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    A pesky brush fire that has kept fire crews at the Walt Disney World Resort busy for the past few days was almost completely contained early Tuesday evening after an afternoon flare-up, firefighters said.

    Bo Jones, assistant chief for Reedy Creek Emergency Services, said crews were first called to the fire on Sunday, and have been working to keep in check since.

    The blaze, in a wooded area situated between a Magic Kingdom parking lot and Fort Wilderness Resort, flared up to about 3.5 to 5 acres and spilled smoke across the immediate area, Jones said.

    He said the resort and the lot were never endangered, and no injuries were reported. The fire was almost completely contained early Tuesday evening, firefighters said.

    The flare up on Tuesday took place about 3 p.m. and was attributed to a shift in the winds. Firefighters believed the fire was likely started by a lightning strike.

    Source:Orlando Sentinel

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