Wildfire Causes Evacuation Near Walt Disney World

News 13 in Florida is reporting that there is a fast moving 300 acre brush fire that is burning near the tourism district of Orlando.

According to the report, The fire is near the intersection of Daryl Carter Parkway and International Drive.

It apparently started as a small transformer fire and spread quickly because of the wind and dry land, OCFR said. Smoke was visible from downtown Orlando as the fire grew.

Orange County Fire Rescue is working the fire with at least 17 units. The Florida Forest Service is requesting more units, including eight bulldozers and a helicopter. A Florida Forest Service airplane is en route to conduct reconnaissance of the fire.

Orange County Fire Rescue said there are no structures in danger at this point. But the Orange County Sheriff’s Office reported about 40 rooms in two buildings at the Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort were evacuated as a precaution. No injuries were reported.

There are currently no road closures, but the Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to keep clear of the area.

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