Crews respond to brush fire in Seminole County

- Seminole County firefighters are responding to a brush fire that is burning near several businesses in Winter Springs. 

The fire, located near the intersection of Shepard Road and U.S. Highway 17-92, was roughly 29 percent contained shortly before 5 p.m.   About 22 acres have been impacted by the fire that began around 1:45 p.m.  

At this point, while the fire is close in proximity to those businesses, no structures were in immediate danger.  Crews were concerned with shifting winds that might cause issues for rush hour traffic, but that has not been a problem. 

Firefighters were assisted by county helicopter to help pour water on the fire, which at times, produced some high flames.   Police officers from Winter Springs will be available to to block off traffic, if necessary.

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