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Florida brush fires force hundreds of homes to be evacuated

Posted at 7:02 PM, Mar 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-03 19:02:25-05

VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA (PIX11)- Running for their lives, homeowners in Florida were forced to evacuate their homes as a brush fire approached.

This was the scene in Volusia County early Saturday as people left their homes not knowing when or if they would return.

The fire spread to a thousand acres forcing a total of 300 homes to be abandoned.

By late last night the flames were 75 percent contained and most people were able to return home.