Palm Bay Fire-Rescue Continues Brush Fire Investigation, Following Up On Numerous Leads
By Palm Bay Fire Rescue // March 15, 2016
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BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Palm Bay Fire-Rescue would like to correct a report published in the media stating that fires in the area had been “deemed arson” by Palm Bay fire officials.
While some of the fires are under investigation for being suspicious, officials have not made any statement concluding that any were a result of arson.
Palm Bay Fire-Rescue is vigorously investigating each fire that has occurred in Palm Bay and is actively following up on a number of leads as to what may have caused them.
Palm Bay Fire-Rescue is working with area agencies, including the Palm Bay Police Department and the Forestry Service, in an effort to establish what may be attributing to the increase in brush fires in the area.
“Our investigation points to the fact that these fires are not occurring naturally and that there is in fact someone or something causing this,” said Fire Chief Jim Stables.
“However, at this time we do not have any evidence that the fires we are seeing around the city are a result of arson. The bottom line here is that the conditions are right for fire and for fires to spread easily and quickly.
The best thing for people to do is take preventative steps to protect their homes.”
Officials are asking citizens with home surveillance systems to utilize the cameras on the exterior of their home as a way to monitor some of these areas and to possibly catch something or someone on camera that may have caused a fire to ignite.
Citizens that who have information about the fires can call the CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) or the Palm Bay Police Department at 321-952-3456 option 0.