Greenacres wildfire: wildfire at 2200 Pinehurst Drive in Greenacres contained
WPTV Web Team
4:39 PM, Apr 25, 2013
11:33 AM, Apr 26, 2013
GREENACRES, Fla. - UPDATE:
The brush fire from Thursday afternoon has been completed contained and extinguished, according to Captain Albert Borroto, from Palm beach County Fire Rescue.
This fire scene will continue to put off smoke throughout the night, but there is no threat of fire to any home, residents, or animals at this time.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue will have fire crews checking on the scene throughout the night to make sure there is no rekindle.
Authorities say that residents may continue to see smoke overnight from this area but should not be alarmed by it and should only call 911 if they see flames.
Fire crews are battling a 15 acre wildfire at 2200 Pinehurst Drive in Greenacres.
It is 75% contained.
Florida Division of Forestry said the fire originally started on the east side of Pinehurst and did jump the road on the west side.
Two tractor plow units are on site, the forest service said.
Okeeheelee Middle School is being protected by fire units.
No homes are threatened. The fire is in an unpopulated wooded area.
"There was concern about the sheriff's equestrian center, which is just west of the location of the fire, but with the fire being contained none of their horses are in any danger," said Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Captain Albert Borroto.
He added, " We've got one of our officers in the sheriff's 'Eagle' (helicopter) to help identify hot spots before they get out of control and flare up again.
The following roads are closed: Southbound Pinehurst, South of Forest Hill Blvd. Northbound & southbound Pinehurst between 10th Ave and Forest Hill Blvd.
Eastbound Forest Hill Blvd between Lyons Road and Jog Road has reopened.
The Florida Highway Patrol says smoke is not affecting traffic on the Florida Turnpike.
About 21 units are on the scene.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue is assisting Greenacres battling the fire.