Brush fire burns 1,000 acres in Brevard County

Flames threatened homes; blaze mostly contained early Monday

A wildfire in Brevard County is mostly contained after threatening some homes.

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.

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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.

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