Wildfire Near Cocoa Water Plant 20-Percent Contained, Grows To 1,000 Acres

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A wildfire near the Orange-Brevard County border has grown from 500 acres to 1,100 acres and only is 20 percent contained, the Florida Forest Service said. (WFTV Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (WFTV) – A wildfire near the Orange-Brevard County border has grown from 500 acres to 1,100 acres and only is 20 percent contained, the Florida Forest Service said.

The fire started Friday near the Cocoa Water Plant near State Road 520 on James Creek Road.

Florida Forest Service officals told Channel 9’s Cierra Putman that they have 34 personnel on the ground fighting the flames.

Diane Hessenauer told Eyewitness News that she and her neighbors in the Eden Reserve community in Christmas have started preparing to evacuate after having a conversation with the forest service.

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