Forestry Service: Friday's storms could spark another brush fire in Brevard County
Video: Forestry Service: Friday?s storms could spark another brush fire in Brevard County Parts of a horse stable fire continued to smoke and burn Thursday after a massive brush fire scorched more than 300 acres near Port St. John, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue.
The fire came within feet of homes, livestock and horses.
"We saw a little bit of smoke, and before I knew, it was full-blown," homeowner Sharon Jacobs said. "I wasn't not for minute worried about my house or property because the firefighters came so quick and they were really on top of things."
But the Florida Forestry Service said residents are not out of the woods just yet because Friday’s storms could spark another fire.
Florida Forestry Service said when lightning strikes a tree, the fire burns from the inside out, waiting for the right conditions to spread to the rest of the vegetation in the area. That means a lightning strike on a tree could spark a fire days later.
"Even now with that I know that, they are going to be on top of it," Jacobs said.
Brevard County - Horse Stable Fire is still @ 300 acres and 90% contained. Updates to follow. #FLFire
Big brush fires near the St. Johns River are spreading lots of smoke westward toward the I-4 corridor. Our live #Doppler9 shows the smoke very well wafting over Seminole and Orange counties. Live updates on this on @WFTV. pic.twitter.com/49uNQ9yi6g