BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -

Brevard County authorities are fighting a 40-acre brush fire in Barefoot Bay on Friday, ignited by vehicle fire.

Lieutenant Don Slayman said the fire was reported at 4:30 p.m. in the are of Honeysuckle Drive in Barefoot Bay and grew from 500 feet to at least 40 acres.

If the fire continues southwest, three homes and four occupied stables could be threatened. As of Friday evening,however, only one structure is endangered, officials said.