Hernando County Sheriff’s Office- Brush Fire Update #2 – Pine Island area

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As of 8:15 p.m., Cortez Boulevard at Shoal Line Boulevard has been reopened.

A shift in wind direction has increased visibility on that portion of the roadway.

However, Cortez Boulevard at Pine Island Drive remains closed at this time.

Please check back later for additional updates.

Original information

As of 6:40 p.m., the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office has extended the perimeter of the road closure to Cortez Boulevard and Shoal Line Boulevard.

There is no thru traffic allowed at this time.

The closure is expected to last at least an hour while fire crews conduct a back burn in certain areas to help prevent the spread of the existing brush fire.

Please check back later for additional updates.