Dozens of homes evacuated in Orange Springs due to wildfire

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Over 50 homes are being voluntarily evacuated due to the threat of a fast-spreading wildfire in Marion County.  

County firefighters, the Florida Division of Forestry, and the U.S. Forest Service are responding to the nearly 500-acre fire in the 21000 block of NE Highway 315 in Orange Springs [Gmap], a community which is adjacent to the Ocala National Forest and located about 25 miles northeast of Ocala.   

This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.  For an interactive map of all other active wildfires in Florida, click here.   If you have any photographs or video of this fire, please contact us: 866-55-FOX35 or 407-741-5027. BUT DO NOT PUT YOURSELF IN HARM'S WAY.