BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A brush fire off of Hatbill Road Saturday forced the temporarily closure of eastbound lanes on State Road 46 East in Brevard County, according to the Florida Forest Service.
According to the FFS, as of Monday morning, the fire had burned nearly 1,000 acres but was 95% contained.
[TRENDING: Jury finds woman not guilty of murder in UCF executive’s death | Here’s why it’s so hot, even by Florida’s standards | Become a News 6 Insider (it’s free!)]
The Florida Highway Patrol said SR-46 was blocked from Sweetwater Court to Tammy Drive due to smoke, but the roadway was back open Sunday morning.
The fire threatened homes, but no structures were damaged, officials said.
Brevard County Traffic Alert:— FHP Orlando (@FHPOrlando) June 19, 2022
State Road 46 is currently shut down due to smoke from a fire. Troopers are monitoring the fire and have the road blocked from Sweetwater Court to Tammy Drive on SR-46. Drivers need to use caution in the area and find an alternate route. pic.twitter.com/PZllzzF6lo
Check back with ClickOrlando.com for updates to this story.