• Airboat sparked 400-acre brush fire along State Road 520, forestry officials say

    By: Chip Skambis

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    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - An airboat sparked a brush fire along State Road 520 that started burning Sunday afternoon that grew to 400 acres, the Florida Forest Service said.

    The Point Set fire is now 100 percent contained, forestry officials said. 

    The fire, which has grown to 400 acres, started Sunday afternoon where SR 520 passes the St. Johns River.

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    Officials urge drivers on SR 520 to use caution due to smoke emanating from the blaze.

    Wildfires tend to increase in the dry springtime months in Florida, WFTV certified meteorologist George Waldenberger said. 

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