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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.
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