Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Brevard County Brush Fire 100% Contained

UPDATE: As of Thursday, May 1, Fox Lake Park has been reopened in Titusville and the fire on St. Johns Water Management District is 100% contained.

TITUSVILLE, Florida -- A prescribed burn at the St. Johns' National Wildlife Refuge that had jumped the fire lines Monday afternoon and sparked an uncontrolled 600-acre brush fire was 70% contained by 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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 Monday afternoon.

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. on Monday, crews stopped battling the brush fire and have been monitoring the blaze overnight.

Crews resumed fighting the fire Tuesday morning which is now down to 272 acres as of 1 p.m. today, 200 of which is on EELs land.

No structures have been threatened by the brush fire.


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