Firefighters put out ‘vegetation fire’ at Lake Sumter Landing

The Villages Public Safety Department was called Saturday night to put out a “vegetation fire” at Lake Sumter Landing.

The fire ignited at about 8:25 p.m. in some shrubbery along Old Mill Run just across the bridge behind the new Chop House restaurant.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire, which likely was caused by a discarded cigarette.