Crews contain 50-acre Brevard County wildfire, officials say

Wildfire near Honeysuckle Drive endangered nearby structures in Sebastian

Officials said that the wildfire appeared near 9335 Honeysuckle Drive. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Fire crews responded to a Brevard County wildfire Wednesday afternoon that endangered several structures near Sebastian, according to the Florida Forest Service.

Officials said that the wildfire — dubbed “Iris Fire” — spread approximately 50 acres near 9335 Honeysuckle Drive. The Florida Forest Service’s website confirmed the fire was contained later Wednesday evening.

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FFS said this wildfire comes after another wildfire — dubbed “Moss Rose” — sprang up in Malabar. Fire officials said containment of the Moss Rose fire dropped due to the fire jumping containment lines, though crews were ultimately able to put it out by Wednesday evening.

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