UPDATE: Cocoa Police Clear Area on McLeod Drive, Residents Return Home
By Space Coast Daily // September 7, 2022
POLICE: property at 330 Mc Leod Drive contains explosives in the backyard, some of which had been going off throughout the night
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa police patrol officers have evacuated a half-mile area surrounding a home in the 300 block of Mc Leod Drive due to undetermined explosives in the backyard of a home that was the scene of a fire overnight.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad has been called to remove the hazard and residents are being evacuated to ensure their safety during the operation.
Cocoa police officials said just after midnight the Cocoa Fire Department responded to 330 Mc Leod Drive for reports of a structure fire and upon arrival, firefighters found a camper on the property that was engulfed.
There was no one home at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries as a result of the fire.
“A short time after the fire was extinguished, a patrol officer noticed a tree caught fire on a property directly north of where the original fire started,” said a Cocoa police spokesperson.
“Further investigation revealed the property at 330 Mc Leod Drive contained explosives in the backyard, some of which had been going off throughout the night causing damage to the home.”
The decision was then made to evacuate all surrounding homes in order to locate all potential hazards.
Cocoa police patrol officers have blocked access to Mc Leod Drive between U.S. Highway 1 and Dixie Court to Bellaire Drive on the south and Grandview Boulevard on the north.
All properties within this perimeter have been evacuated until the scene is secured.
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