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Crews finish up putting out Suwannee County debris fire

Florida Highway Patrol is warning motorists of a 150-acre fire in the area of U.S. 129 and...
Florida Highway Patrol is warning motorists of a 150-acre fire in the area of U.S. 129 and Interstate 10 in Suwannee County.(Suwannee Fire Rescue)
Published: Feb. 16, 2021 at 6:07 PM EST
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SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) — Crews returned to the scene of a debris fire near U.S. 129 and I-10 in Suwannee County Wednesday morning to finish putting it out.

Suwannee County Fire Rescue says the fire was still smoking a little bit this morning, and it wasn’t nearly as bad as Tuesday. Visibility was not an issue this morning.

Crews worked into the late hours of Tuesday night to fight the fire, SCFR says. The pile of debris was about 150 x 150 feet, SCFR says. It appears a piece of heavy equipment working in the private construction debris landfill started the fire.

You can read WCTV’s original story on the debris fire below.

Editor’s note: WCTV originally reported the size of the fire to be 150-acres. This information was provided by the Florida Highway Patrol, and Suwannee County Fire Rescue clarified the actual size of the fire Wednesday morning.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Florida Highway Patrol is warning motorists of a 150-acre fire in the area of U.S. 129 and Interstate 10 in Suwannee County.

FHP says the fire may affect travel in the area throughout the night and into the morning.

Troopers are urging motorists to use caution when traveling in the area, as visibility and driving conditions could become poor.

According to a post from Suwannee Fire Rescue, the smoke is due to a construction debris fire.

🚨PSA🚨 Suwannee County Fire Rescue along with Florida Forest Service are on scene of a construction debris fire in the...

Posted by Suwannee Fire Rescue on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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