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Wildfire prompts evacuation of 50 homes in Florida

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Posted at 7:44 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 19:45:08-04

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say 50 homes have been evacuated as a 750-acre (300-hectare) wildfire burns in a Florida national park.

Marion County Fire Rescue posted on Facebook that the blaze started Wednesday afternoon in the Ocala National Forest. Water drops were being conducted by five helicopters and a fixed wing tanker .

Officials say no structures were damaged as of Wednesday evening, but they were evacuated as a precaution. Federal, state and local firefighters have responded.

Officials haven't said what caused the fire.