Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Brevard County Brush Fire 50% Contained

TITUSVILLE, Florida -- A prescribed burn at the St. Johns' National Wildlife Refuge that had jumped the fire lines yesterday afternoon and sparked an uncontrolled 600-acre brush fire was 50% contained by 10:30 p.m. last night.


The brush fire, which is located just west of Fox Lake Park near Titusville, Florida, was on 160 acres of Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EELs) and the remaining portion was on private property.


Crews from Brevard County Fire Rescue, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Florida Forestry Service, and the Titusville Fire Department began battling the blaze just after 4 p.m. on Monday.  Around 10:30 p.m., crews stopped battling the brush fire and have been monitoring the blaze overnight.


No structures have been threatened by the brush fire.


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