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Firefighters battle brush fire at nature preserve in Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Firefighters battled a brush fire Tuesday afternoon at the Sandy Ridge Sanctuary in Coral Springs, authorities said.

A spokesperson for the Coral Springs Police Department said the fire started around 2:30 p.m. near Northwest 40th Street and Northwest 88th Avenue.

Police have closed a portion of Northwest 40th Street as firefighters worked to contain the blaze. The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department urged drivers to avoid the area. The Florida Florida Service is assisting the fire department, officials said.