BCFR Responds To Brush Fire In Barefoot Bay

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500-foot-wide brush fire

BREVRD COUNTY • BAREFOOT BAY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) responded to the area of Honeysuckle Drive in Barefoot Bay for a brush fire, according to Lt. Don Slayman.

Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) responded to the area of Honeysuckle Drive in Barefoot Bay for a brush fire, according to Lt. Don Slayman. (spaceCoastDaily.com inage)

Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) responded to the area of Honeysuckle Drive in Barefoot Bay for a brush fire, according to Lt. Don Slayman. (SpaceCoastDaily.com inage)

Upon arrival, crews found a vehicle fire has apparently started a significant brush fire.  The vehicle fire started near the north end of Honeysuckle Drive and caused the 500-foot-wide brush fire to move southwest, towards Wagon Master Trail.  It has since grown to an estimated 40+ acres, but that is only an initial estimate.

Additional resources were called because of the possibility of structural endangerment.  If the fire continues southwest, 3 homes and 4 occupied stables could be threatened.  At this time (6:01 p.m.), however, only one structure is endangered.

Because of the size of the fire and limited access, assistance was requested from the Florida Forest Service (FFS).

A resource staging area has been established at Wagon Master Trail and Fleming Grant Road.

As of 6:01 p.m., the resources are as follows: 6 engines, 2 District Chiefs, 2 water tenders, 5 brush trucks, 2 “dozers” from Florida Forest Service, Brevard County Sheriff Office and several Command Staff Chiefs.

Resources from Malabar Fire and Palm Bay fire are also on scene and assisting.

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