Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried and the Florida Forest Service are highlighting prescribed fire and its role in public safety and maintaining the health of Florida’s agriculture and natural lands during Florida’s Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, January 27 through February 2.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Forest Service has deployed a Type 2 Initial Attack Hand-Crew of 20 firefighters to help suppress the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest in California. The 36,500-acre wildfire began on July 13.
Crews from Brevard County Fire Rescue and the Florida Forest Service battled an approximate 3 acre brush fire on Merritt Street in Scottsmoor on Monday afternoon.
Brevard County Fire Rescue, with the assistance of Palm Bay Fire Rescue and the Florida Forest Service, responded to a brush fire in the 6800 block of Las Pamos Drive in Grant-Valkaria. The fire was contained to approximately three acres. No homes were damaged, no injuries occurred, and no evacuations took place.
Melbourne Fire Rescue, assisted by Brevard County Fire Rescue and Florida Forest Service, are at the scene of a brush fire on Saturday near John Rodes Boulevard in Melbourne. According to fire officials, the blaze is not a threat to property as of 6 p.m. Currently, there is no report as to how the fire may have started.
Brevard County Fire Rescue, with the assistance of the Florida Forest Service and Melbourne Fire, battled a small brush fire in North Melbourne in the area of Peninsula Circle on Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday.
The Space Coast area’s brush fire danger indices is “Extreme” and the Florida Forest Service is urging residents to exercise caution due to significantly heightened wildfire risk throughout the state.
Brevard County Fire Rescue has reported a slow-moving 1/4 acre brush fire in Canaveral Groves in the area of Satellite Boulevard and Cherven Avenue.