Brush fire near Myakka City
Published: May. 20, 2023 at 10:48 PM EDT
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A brush fire was confirmed near Myakka City this evening, burning down a wooded area on State Road 70.
According to East Manatee Fire Department Battalion Chief Kyle Taylor, the cause of the fire was a lightning strike just after 4 PM. No people or animals were hurt and no structures were burned down.
The brush fire burned out 75 acres of land north of SR 70, according to Taylor.
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