BCFR Responds To Brush Fire In Barefoot Bay
By Space Coast Daily // September 6, 2013
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.
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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