State investigators survey weekend wildfire in Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla.-- The Florida Forest Service called in agriculture and law enforcement investigators Monday to try and figure out what caused a wildfire in Martin County near Salerno and Kanner Highway.
 
Investigators are calling the fire suspicious, but so far haven't found a cause.
 
Firefighters say there is a very low chance that the blaze may spark up again because the fire lines are holding and no trees have ignited.
 
They say now is the time to make sure your home is protected should other wildfires pop up.
 
"You can still have a beautiful nature area around your home, but just get rid of the dead. Get rid of the dead palm fronds, the dead sticks, and the dead twigs," said Melissa Yunas with the Florida Forest Service.
 
Little pieces of grass caught fire on Sunday and flew across the road landing in people's yards.
 
"We recommend people keep trees and brush at least thirty feet from their homes. The flames will be about ten feet tall off of the palmettos and the wind will be pushing the flames toward the house," Yunas said.
 
Yunas says crews will be keeping a close eye on what remains of the fire to make sure hot spots do not pop back up.
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