High Winds Fan Brush Fire Off Eau Gallie

By  //  April 18, 2013

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BREAKING NEWS

IMAGES & VIDEO BY MICHAEL MOORE II

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A brush fire was reported just after 1:00 p.m. today near Jones Road and West Eau Gallie Blvd., in a sparsely populated area West of Melbourne.

The fire was just west of I-95 and north of Eau Gallie in an area known as the Sarno extension.  The fire grew quickly because of high winds out of the east as firefighters from Brevard County and Melbourne assisted in containing the blaze.  The area is popular with off road vehicles and ATVs.

The Brevard County South Animal Care Center is approximately 1,000 feet to the southwest of the fire, but no evacuations are expected. No structures are currently endangered and the crews are in the final stages of mopping up the fire.  The cause of the fire is unknown.

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