Press release from Alachua County Fire Rescue
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Today Alachua County Fire Rescue crews responded to a grass fire in NW Alachua County. The fire started as a control burn of two trash piles that got out of control. The fire spread to grass that was near the piles and grew into an approximately 4-acre fire. Crews from Station 21 in the City of Alachua were able to quickly stop the fire before other crews arrived, saving a barn and farm equipment that were threatened.