Blaze Guts Home Under Construction In Viera

By  //  October 21, 2012

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Near Space Coast Stadium

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BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Teams of firefighters from Rockledge and Brevard County Fire Rescue helped extinguish a blaze that consumed a structure Sunday afternoon in Viera.

Lt. Jeff Taylor of Brevard County Fire Rescue said units from Brevard County and the Rockledge Fire Department help put out a blaze at a home under construction Sunday afternoon in Viera, (Image by Ed Pierce)

Lt. Jeff Taylor of Brevard County Fire Rescue said crews were called to the scene about 1:16 p.m. Sunday at 3168 Cortona Drive in Viera.

Taylor said Brevard County Fire Rescue Truck 48 arrived on scene two minutes later and reported a fully involved structure fire at a two-story home near Space Coast Stadium that was under construction.

“Crews initiated a defensive fire operation and worked quickly to successfully defend one exposure near the home,” Taylor said.  “The fire to the main occupancy was knocked down in approximately 15 minutes.”

He said crews remain at the scene performing overhaul.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is undetermined.

“Fire investigators have been contacted and will work to identify how the fire began,” Taylor said.

Units dispatched to the scene included  Brevard Truck 48, Engine 47, Engine 80, Haz-Mat 48, Rescue 47, Rescue 48 and District 60.

Rockledge sent its Engine 37 and District 35 vehicle.


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