Marion County firefighters stopped spread of brush fire

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) -- Firefighters are blaming an illegal yard fire for starting a brush fire in Marion County Monday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m., Marion County fire crews say they prevented a rapidly spreading fire from reaching nearby buildings on 49th Court in Belleview.

It took crews an hour to bring the fire under control.

It was started by an escaped yard fire, even though Marion County is currently under a burn ban like some other communities in North Central Florida.