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

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ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) - 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.