Fast-moving wildfire damage to homes in north Florida

EASTPOINT, Fla. – A fast-moving wildfire destroyed or damaged dozens of homes in a Florida county.

Gov. Rick Scott visited the small coastal community of Eastpoint on Monday to get an update on the damage. Eastpoint in Franklin County and is near the historic town of Apalachicola and the beach of St. George Island.

The fire broke around late Sunday afternoon and moved quickly. As much as 20 to 30 homes may lose completely, a volunteer firefighter, told The Tallahassee Democrat.

Franklin County Sheriff A. J. Smith said that as many as 700 acres were burned, but no deaths have been reported.

The fire prompted authorities to order evacuations on Sunday. Smith has said people should be able to return to their homes sometime Monday.

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