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Wildfire burning near Heritage Harbour

MANATEE - Firefighters from the Division of Forestry and East Manatee Fire Rescue brought a wildfire under control about 5 p.m. near Heritage Harbour. The community is located northeast of the Interstate 75 and State Road 64 intersection.

The fire, which burned to within a few feet of I-75, was headed east toward a wooded area.

About five acres have been scorched by the blaze. No structures appeared to be at risk from the fire. Manatee County is one of the state's most at-risk areas for wildfires right now because of the dry conditions.

North-bound traffic on I-75 was backed up the State Road 70 exit. The outside lane of traffic nearest the shoulder was closed to traffic.

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