Update 9:24 p.m.: According to an update by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, the wildfire started around 7 a.m. as a controlled burn.
Officials state that the Florida Forest Service said the blaze grew to 100 acres and is currently 90% contained.
Calhoun County Sheriff Glenn Kimbrell stated that the property owner had a permit to burn and it got out of control.
Officials believe the rest of the fire will burn itself out overnight, and there is still smoke in the area.
Highway 20 to 231 to Clarksville is still closed at this time and Sheriff Kimbrell hopes they will be able to reopen the highway soon.
Update 4:28 p.m.: According to the Florida Forest Service, the 50-acre fire is now 10% contained.
CALHOUN COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Highway 20 to Highway 231 was shut down Monday afternoon due to a wildfire in the Clarksville area.
According to Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, the fire is currently near State Road 20 and Augie’s World RV Park and campground. The blaze is about two acres.
Officials state that Florida Forest Service and several fire departments are on scene.
We will update this story when more information is available.