Fire threatening homes in Chuluota area

- Firefighters in Seminole County are battling a fire that grew to 165 acres Saturday night.

Officials say the fire started after 3 p.m. near Live Oak Reserve Boulevard and Sterling Creek Parkway on the south side of Oviedo, near Chuluota.

Homes are being threatened, forcing some to evacuate.

Even a girl scout camp, called Camp Mah-Kah-Wee, experienced damage from the fire.

Maryann Barry, CEO of the Citrus Girl Scout Council, said, “It's our largest camp [at] 286 acres. Generations of girls have camped here. Mothers come and bring their daughters. We have reunion weekends, so our hearts are breaking.”

Fortunately, no girl scouts were at the camp this weekend.

They were hosting a retreat for adult volunteers and scout leaders.

County officials said they had about 20 minutes to evacuate about a 100 people from the camp.

Fox 35 learned as many as 11 buildings were damaged.

Meanwhile, people were forced out of their homes in the Live Oak Reserve subdivision.

As of Saturday night, residents were not allowed to return home.

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