Prescribed Burn In Titusville Spawns Wildfire

By  //  April 28, 2014

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600 acres still burning in prescribed area

The brushfire west of Fox Lake Park is now 600 acres, moving away from structures so none threatened, according to Brevard Fire Rescue. ( images)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The prescribed burn being conducted by Merritt Island National Wildlife fire staff at the St. John’s National Wildlife Refuge today has spawned a wildfire, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue.

The fire spotted onto private land and crews are working to contain. Units from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Brevard County Fire Rescue, Florida Forest Service and Titusville Fire Department are working together on scene.

Fox Lake Park has been closed as it’s being used as a command post.

UPDATE: Update: Brushfire west of Fox Lake is 50 percent contained. Fox Lake Park to remain closed until further notice.

Additional 600 acres also still burning in prescribed area.

Four agencies working together with resources from Brevard County Fire Rescue, Florida Forest Service, Titusville Fire Department and U.S. Fish & Wildlife, including their helicopter.