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Cold, Windy weather sparks numerous fires in local area
Cold, windy weather is fueling several brush fires in Escambia County.
The first broke out around eleven this morning on Williams Ditch Road - but it was contained within an hour.
Then around noon.... another fire broke out on North Chipper Road in Cantonment.
Fire crews are still keeping an eye on that area.
The smoke is still rising from the fire.
Some homes were threatened, but crews were able to extinguish the flames before any structures were damaged.
Then this afternoon a half acre brush fire broke out on Community Drive.
And it quickly grew.
Fire crews have it under control now, but they are still on the scene.
There were also two minor brush fires in Santa Rosa County.
It's all just a reminder to use extreme caution in this cold dry weather.