Monday, May 22, 2017

Florida Boy Burns Books At End Of School Year For YouTube Video, Starts 2 Alarm Fire


MELBOURNE, Florida - Around 25 to 30 homes had to be evacuated for a two-alarm brush fire after a 12-year-old Brevard County student burned his school books at the end of the school year to make a YouTube video in Melbourne, Florida.

The fire erupted around Snicole Avenue just before 3 p.m. in the Manchester Lakes subdivision off of Dairy Road.

Easterly winds pushed the blaze over city limits into West Melbourne, Florida.




Brevard County has been under a burn ban because most of east Central Florida has experienced drought-like conditions during the spring.


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