Crews fight 400-acre brush fire near Orange-Brevard county line
Drivers advised to use caution on SR 520 due to smoke, officials say
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Crews continue to battle a 400-acre brush fire that broke out Sunday near State Road 520 and the St. Johns River not far from the the Orange-Brevard county line, officials with the Florida Forest Service said.
As of late Monday morning, the fire, dubbed by officials as the Point Set Fire, was 75 percent contained.
Drivers are advised to use caution due to smoke possibly impacting SR 520, officials said. People were also advised to use caution on SR 520 at the St. Johns River or Lone Cabbage area.
Officials said the fire has burned up to the water.
The fire was caused by equipment, but no other details have been released.
Crews will fight the fire until it's fully contained.
News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said the weather will likely remain warmer than usual in the coming weeks.
"We are in La Nina pattern, which calls for a drier and warmer winter," Campos said. "The Orlando area has seen about 2.46 inches of rainfall so far this year. That's about 1.40 inches below average. The last significant rainfall in the area was February 4."
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