Brevard County

UPDATE: 100 acre wildfire near I-95 in Brevard County contained, fire officials say

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. — Brevard County firefighters and crews with the Florida Forest Service contained a 100 acre wildfire Saturday afternoon.

12:45 p.m. update:

On Saturday, Brevard County firefighters and crews with the Florida Forest Service contained a 100 acre wildfire near I-95 and Ellis Road in Melbourne that started on Friday.

9:00 a.m. update:

Brevard County firefighters and crews with the Florida Forest Service continue to battle a wildfire near I-95 and Ellis Road in Melbourne on Saturday.

According to the Florida Fire Service, the fire has grown to 100 acres and it currently 90% contained.

Previous Story:

Crews said the fire has grown to 75 acres and four FFS units are working in the area, with one more on the way.

Original report:

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Fighters said the wildfire started around 12:30 p.m. near I-95 and Ellis Road in Melbourne.

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Crews reported the fire was around 50 acres with several unites responding to battle the blaze.

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It is unclear if there are any structures being threatened by the fire.

Channel 9 has a crew working to gather more details on the fire and will have continuing coverage on Eyewitness News.

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