UPDATE: 4,738-Acre Wildfire At Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Now 56 Percent Contained

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The wildfire Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge has now reached 4,738 acres and is 56 percent contained as of Sunday morning according to a spokesperson with Southeast Region of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Division. This is a view of the fire seen from the refuge entrance off of NASA Causeway. (USFWS Fire SE Image)

The wildfire Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge has now reached 4,738 acres and is 56 percent contained as of Sunday morning according to a spokesperson with Southeast Region of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Division. (USFWS Fire SE Image)

Brevard County firefighters are working on containing a wildfire at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge off of Blackpoint Wildlife Drive. (USFWS Fire SE Image)

**UPDATE** BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – The wildfire at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge has now reached 4,738 acres and is 56 percent contained as of Sunday morning, according to the Southeast Region of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Division.

The fire is contained and firefighters are continuing to work on containing the fire.

The wildfire Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge has now reached 4,738 acres. (USFWS Fire SE Image)

PREVIOUS STORY: APRIL 21, 2017

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Firefighters are continuing to battle a wildfire at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge that has grown to 500 acres and continues to grow, according to an official from the Southeast Region of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Division.

ORIGINAL STORY: APRIL 21, 2017

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Brevard County firefighters are working on containing a wildfire at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge off of Blackpoint Wildlife Dr. Friday afternoon.

Officials have closed Blackpoint Wildlife Dr. until further notice and advise residents to avoid area.

A spokesperson for Southeast Region of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Division says firefighters are evaluating the situation and will provide more updates as they become available.

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Officials have closed Blackpoint Wildlife Dr. until further notice and advise residents to avoid area. (USFWS Fire SE Image)


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