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Lightning strike causes small brush fire in Okeechobee

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Lightning strike causes small brush fire in Okeechobee (Okeechobee County Fire Rescue)

A lightning strike ignited a 5-acre brush fire in Okeechobee Thursday night, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue said.

Motorists driving near Highway 710 and 70 were asked to be careful because of smoke on the road.

Okeechobee firefighters and the Florida Forest Service responded to the fire.

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