Brush Fire Closes U.S. 19, near Hernando/Citrus County Line

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office along with Hernando County Fire Rescue and the Division of Forestry are currently on the scene of a brush fire near Parakeet Road in Weeki Wachee.

The brush fire was first reported at 2:22 p.m. The fire has jumped several roads and fire crews are working to contain the brush fire.

A couple of home owners have voluntarily evacuated their homes. No structures are in danger at this time.

Motorists planning to head north on U.S. 19 are encouraged to use an alternate route as U.S. 19 is closed from Knuckey Road north to the Hernando/Citrus County Line.

Additional updates will be provided as information is made available.

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