Highlands County firefighters are back out at the Highlands County landfill battling another blaze there. At last report, it was estimated at 5-acres. Units from Desoto City and West Sebring are back out again trying to contain the stinky blaze.
There’s been no progress update, but units say they plan to be out there “all day.” Overnight, landfill employees continued to monitor the situation and spray water on it.
Earlier this weekend, Desoto City, Leisure Lakes and the Florida Forest Service crews were called to containe a brush fire off Canter Path. That one charred about 2.5 acres before they got it contained.
No injuries were reported and no cause has been determined in either incident.
Highlands County’s movie-going options just got smaller. Without fanfare, the B&B Theaters have closed their doors. No reason was announced for the closure of the multi-plex. It was the second time in the past years the theaters in the Fairmount Square shopping complex had been rumored to be shut down.
Speed is suspected in a deadly crash in Polk County. It happened Saturday night in Lakeland on SR 33 North. Officials of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office say Lakeland’s David Paul was speeding when he lost control of his motorcycle and slid into the path of a car. The 45-year-old died at the scene.