- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Students at the University of Central Florida who were evacuated from their residence halls when a small brush fire sparked nearby have returned safely.

School officials say the students were evacuated Sunday afternoon around 5:30 p.m. after a fire burned about one acre in a wooded area northwest of the residence halls. The roughly 100 students who left Tower One and Two were told to do so as a precaution but the fire never threatened buildings.

Orange County Fire Rescue contained the fire and students were allowed back in the residence halls at 7:45 p.m.

UCF Landscape and Natural Resources, which oversees the wildlife management plan and conducts the prescribed burns with the state Division of Forestry, will monitor the fire area Sunday night to ensure no problems arise.


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