17-acre brush fire burns down barn, threatens homes in Hawthorne area

Published: May. 21, 2020 at 6:16 PM EDT
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Help from the Florida Forest Service and Alachua County fire rescue has been sent to the Hawthorne area where a 17-acre wildfire occurred at 20505 NE 22nd Lane.

It is a mostly wooded area, but residents have evacuated.

Officials have confirmed that one barn has been lost in the fire already.

This is a developing story.

Deputies assisting Alachua County Fire Rescue with a large brush fire in the 20000 block NE 22nd Lane. The area is...

Posted by Alachua County Sheriff on Thursday, May 21, 2020