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    Fire officials respond to two brush fires

    By WMBB-TV Staff,


    GULF COUNTY, Fla. ( WMBB ) – On Saturday, fire officials responded to two brush fires, in Panama City and Gulf County.

    South Gulf Fire and Rescue announced they are on the scene of a woods brush fire.

    The fire is across 30A from Hunt’s Oyster Bar in Simmons Bayou, the SGFR crew said.

    Fire officials urge everyone to avoid this area at this time.

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    Later, the Panama City Fire Department responded to a brush fire that broke out. It happened at the intersection of Jenks Avenue and 11th Street.

    Firefighters were dispatched at around 2:20 p.m.

    Panama City Fire Department said the fire sprung up on the east side of the building, with no damage to the gas station. However, the fence and palm tree were charred. Officials said they believe the fire to be a result of the dry brush and intense heat.

    There were no injuries, fire officials confirmed.

    News 13 will provide additional updates if it becomes available.

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