Greenacres wildfire video, update: Wildfire hot spots remain near 2200 Pinehurst Drive in Greenacres
WPTV Web Team
6:44 AM, Apr 26, 2013
10:22 AM, Apr 26, 2013
GREENACRES, Fla. -- A 15-acre Greenacres wildfire that began Thursday afternoon has been contained, but hot spots still remain in the area.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue officials said the fire is still billowing smoke near the 2000 block of Pinehurst Drive, but there is no fire threat to any home, residents or animals.
Crews are still working to make sure the flames do not rekindle.
Florida Division of Forestry said the fire originally started on the east side of Pinehurst and jumped the road on the west side.
Two tractor plow units were on site, the forest service said.
Okeeheelee Middle School was being protected by fire units.
No homes were threatened during the blaze. The fire was mostly 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.
About 21 units responded to the scene.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue assisted Greenacres Fire Rescue in battling the fire.