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Lightning sparks Riverview brush fire, officials say

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue units are fighting a brush fire in Riverview this afternoon.

The .5 to 1-acre fire in the area of Panther Trace Boulevard and Denmore Crest Place was sparked by a lightning strike, fire officials said.

Homes in the area are not in danger, officials said.

Florida Forestry Service workers are on the scene, and a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit has been requested to help firefighters with a helicopter-carried water bucket.

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