Floral City

Lightning-sparked blaze 100 percent contained

Citrus County Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue and Florida Forestry Service battled a fire that grew from 3 to 850 acres n a swampy area near Floral City (CCSO photo on July 8,  2017)

Citrus County Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue and Florida Forestry Service battled a 850-acre blaze on Saturday and Sunday in a swamp near Floral City.

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Separate fires damage two mobile homes

Two separate fires, one on July 4 and another on Wednesday, heavily damaged two mobile homes.
 
No injuries were reported in either fire.
 
On July 4, firefighters were called out to 6328 S Applebud Terrace in Lecanto.

Floral City Community Building changes owners

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday handed over the keys to the Floral City Community Building and the land it sits on to the Floral City Lions Foundation, Inc.
 
The Lions have leased the building from the county for about 20 years.
 
The property was given outright to the Lions "for the purpose of promoting community interest and welfare." And the vote to approve the giveaway was 5-0 in favor of the action.
 
John Wade, president of the Citrus County Council, was the only member of the public to question to the transaction,
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Suspect identified in Sunday's chase, shooting

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Monday identified the man who was said to have shot at the Sabal Trail pipeline, then fled and was later killed by deputies in Citrus County.
 
The man has been identified as Leroy Marker, 66, of 150 Smallwood Dr., Chokoloskee, Fla.
 
Marker died of his injuries after engaging law enforcement officers and was shot and killed.
 
On Sunday, deputies responded to an "active shooter" incid

Sabal Trail incident leads to chase, suspect's death

Citrus County deputies, Marion county deputies and the Florida Highway Patrol were led on a wild chase from Marion to Citrus County after a man shot at a pipe in the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline. The man was stopped near Floral City, and when he engage deputies, he was killed in the process. (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff's Office on February 26, 2017).
Protests against the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline went to another level on Sunday when a man began shooting at the pipes in Marion County, and fled to Citrus County, where he died after being shot.

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