Palm Bay Fire Rescue Fires Crews Fought 43 Brush Fires During March as Dry Conditions Persist

By  //  April 15, 2023

PBFR: Remember, brush fires start quickly and move fast, so be smart and stay safe

PALM BAY FIRE RESCUE: This particular fire had two-thirds of the department busy for over 10 hours, as 35 acres in total burned. The Division of Forestry assisted PBFR with containing this fire. With drought conditions upon us, we ask that everyone remain diligent and mindful. There is a county-wide burn ban in place because of these conditions. (Palm Bay Fire Rescue image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Spring has been very busy for Palm Bay Fire Rescue, and the number of brush fires crews have faced 43 brush fires during March, which is a massive uptick from March 2022  of 15 brush fires.

“With drought conditions upon us, we ask that everyone remain diligent and mindful. There is a county-wide burn ban in place because of these conditions,” said a Palm Bay Fire Rescue official.

“Remember, these fires start quickly and move fast, so be smart and stay safe, Palm Bay.”

Palm Bay Fire-Rescue consists of six fire stations that cover the City 24/7 with fire and medical services. However, a station may not be staffed at all times due to emergency responses and assignments.

Palm Bay Fire-Rescue has arranged to use the CRIME LINE as the ARSON HOTLINE.

If you have information on possible causes of recent fires, call the hotline, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The caller should state: The date, location of the fire and any other information the caller feels is pertinent. All tips on the hotline will be researched. Rewards are possible for those who leave their names.

The information does not necessarily have to be about fires in the Palm Bay area. If anyone knows information about fires in other areas of the county, they may call the hotline and leave the information.

The Palm Bay Arson Tip Hotline is 800-342-5869, and calls may be anonymous.

Spring has been very busy for Palm Bay Fire Rescue, and the number of brush fires crews have faced 43 brush fires during March, which is a massive uptick from March 2022  of 15 brush fires. (Palm Bay Fire Rescue image)
Spring has been very busy for Palm Bay Fire Rescue, and the number of brush fires crews have faced 43 brush fires during March, which is a massive uptick from March 2022 of 15 brush fires. (Palm Bay Fire Rescue image)
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