WDW Info and News13 are reporting on their website that there is a large 300-acre brush fire in the Central Florida area, which is close to various Orlando tourism sites with smoke visible from areas of Walt Disney World. The fire was said at the time to be about 300 acres and moving quickly in the area. The fire was located very close to the intersection of Daryl Carter Parkway and International Drive. The clouds of smoke created by the fire are visible all around Orlando, including Walt Disney World.
Here is a photo shared by DIS Dining from the Epcot Monorail:
Orange County Fire Rescue is actively working to contain this large fire. There have been more units request to assist at the area in addition to the equipment that is already in place. The team needs additional bulldozers and a helicopter to assist in fighting this enormous fire.
The Sheraton Vistana Villages have already had evacuations and no injuries have been reported at this time. We send our thoughts to everyone in the area and hope that this is contained with minimal damage to the area or injuries to residents and guests.
Photo and Source Credit: WDW Info