Lightning blamed for a brush fire in Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

OKEECHOBEE — Florida Forest Service firefighters battled a 300-acre wildfire in Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park Sunday night and Monday.

The blaze was started by lightning, according to the Florida Forest Service report. Information was limited during the night due to poor visibility and limited access.

Monday morning, a fixed wing pilot surveyed the area. The fire is 80 percent contained. No structures are threatened.

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