7-acre brush fire in West Vero Corridor fully contained


INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Crews continue to monitor a 7.4-acre brush fire that was fully contained in the West Vero Corridor on Monday. There were no threats or hazards from the flames, Florida Forest Service officials said.

The blaze – dubbed the West Vero Corridor Fire – ignited in the afternoon near the 8400 block of 20th Street, east of Interstate 95 and not far from nearby businesses, officials said. Forest Service officials said they have two bulldozers on scene.

Indian River County Fire Rescue crews were also battling the blaze. The cause of the fire was unclear.

It was unknown how long state and county firefighters were expected to remain in the area.

Photos provided by Florida Forest Service

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