Firefighters Stop Fast Moving Brush Fire In Palm Bay

By  //  November 6, 2013

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Cause Under investigation, No injuries Reported

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ABOVE MAP: Firefighters responded to the area of 3159 Wessel Ave. SE in Palm Bay for reports of a vacant lot on fire. 

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA — Palm Bay firefighters stopped a small but fast moving brush fire this afternoon about 2:30 p.m. that threatened a home and a boat that was parked adjacent to the property.

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A Firefighter named Rodgers who was included in the response team was making great efforts to help restrain and put out the fire. (All images courtesy Palm Bay Fire Rescue)

Firefighters responded to the area of 3159 Wessel Ave. SE for reports of a vacant lot on fire. Witnesses reported flames approximately 15-20 feet into the trees and quickly approaching the home at the corner of Wessel Ave and Cogan.

When firefighters arrived they set up to prevent the fire from reaching the home. The boat that was next to the home sustained minor damage from its close proximity to the fire. Firefighters contained the fire to the vacant lot. The fire appears to have started at the roadside corner of the vacant lot.

There were no injuries and the cause is currently undetermined, but under investigation.

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