Two Dozen Firefighters Battle Blaze On Merritt Island

By  //  May 13, 2012

 BREVARD COUNTY •  MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Brevard County Fire Rescue  crews are reporting knock down of a fire that damaged a vacant home Sunday evening at 1140 Dunes Street in Merritt Island. 

Dispatchers received a call reporting the fire at 8:43 p.m.

En route to the call, firefighters reported seeing a glow in the sky and a visible column of smoke coming from the area.

On arrival, they reported finding a single story residential structure that was approximately 50 percent involved in fire with flames shooting from the roof of the home.

Radiant heat from the fire threatened to ignite a nearby home but firefighters quickly deployed hose lines to knock the fire down and prevent the fire from spreading.

It took more than two dozen firefighters about 30 minutes to achieve knock down on the fire and begin mop up operations.  A search of the home verified that no one was inside.

It is unclear how the fire began and investigators from BCFR and the State Fire Marshal’s office were dispatched to the scene to determine the cause.  A damage estimate was not immediately available though extensive damage to the structure was reported.

Units on scene included E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E841, HazMat 48, R41, R43, R46, DC 40 and DC45.