BCFR UPDATE: Brush Fire In South Palm Bay Now 60 Percent Contained

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Brevard County Fire Rescue is fighting a brush fire adjacent to the southbound lanes of I-95 at mile marker 168 near the Grand Road overpass. (Trafficland.com image)

UPDATE: 8:20 p.m.

BCFR Update: Conservative estimate — Terkam Brush Fire in south Palm Bay now 60% contained.

Florida Forest Service “Terkam” Brush Fire Update: 5th Tractor Plow Unit on scene to assist with installing fire lines. #FLFire

UPDATE: 6:35 p.m.

The fire now extends over 100-acres and Babcock Street is now closed from Whynot Drive to Grant Road.

Southbound I-95  has been reduced to one lane as crews continue their efforts to put out the fire.

Fire crews from neighboring counties, including Orlando, are either on scene or en route to assist with the efforts to contain the blaze.

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ORIGINAL STORY

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Fire Rescue is fighting a brush fire adjacent to the southbound lanes of I-95 at mile marker 168 near the Grand Road overpass.

One southbound lane has been closed and caution is urged for vehicles navigating thi stretch of I-95.

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The fire extends over 100-acres and Babcock Street is now closed from Whynot Drive to Grant Road.  (Tony Marino Image)

The fire extends over 100-acres and Babcock Street is now closed from Whynot Drive to Grant Road. (WFTV Image)

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The fire extends over 100-acres and Babcock Street is now closed from Whynot Drive to Grant Road. (USNG Florida image)

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The fire extends over 100-acres and Babcock Street is now closed from Whynot Drive to Grant Road. (USNG Florida image)

Small spot fire west of Babcock Street, quickly extinguished. (BCFR image)

Small spot fire west of Babcock Street, quickly extinguished. (BCFR image)


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