Okeehelee Park fire: Brush fire in suburban West Palm Beach now under control

About a dozen units battled a brush fire in suburban West Palm Beach Friday afternoon.

It was first reported just after noon near Pinehurst Drive and Forest Hill Boulevard, which is close to Okeeheelee Park.

The fire grew to between 4 and 5 acres before it was contained by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and the Florida Division of Forestry.

Tractors were used to help contain the blaze and crews are mopping up hot spots.

According to initial reports, no homes were threatened.

Officials say there was no danger to a nearby elementary school.

 

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