Crews tackle large brush fire in Wimauma, save mobile homes from flames

9:24 PM, Feb 21, 2013   |    comments
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Wimauma, Florida-- Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews responded to reports of a large brush fire in Wimauma Thursday afternoon. 

According to reports, the brush fire took place near the 3300 block of Maple Mex St., and spread across nearly 30 acres. 

The flames came close to a number of mobile homes located on Maple Mex St., but fire officials say they were able to stop the fire before it caused too much damage. 

One mobile home reportedly received minor damages to the outside, but the three occupants will be able to continue living there. 

A total of 13 units and 25 firefighters worked together to tackle the fire.

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