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Large brush fire extinguished in western Palm Beach County

No injuries reported
Crews with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue extinguished a brush fire that started on April 8, 2024. The fire started in a densely wooded area off of 200th Place North near Cole Lane.
Posted at 11:32 PM, Apr 08, 2024

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Firefighters worked nearly four hours to put a large brush fire in the Loxahatchee area with no reported injuries and a tree limb coming in contact with power lines as a potential cause, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said early Tuesday.

The first 911 calls were just after 9 p.m. Monday near 200th Trail North and Cole Lane. The fire was extinguished just after 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, the agency said.

The fire was about 2 acres in a heavily wooded area.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue had 16 units assigned to the fire, including four brush trucks, two water tenders and a rescue unit, PBCFR said.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office dispatched its helicopter to quickly locate hot spots before they grew in size, the agency said.

The Florida Forest Service brought one fire-fighting bulldozer with a plow, although it was not needed to cut a fire line.

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Firefighters drafted water from two sites to provide an uninterrupted supply, the agency said. Florida Power & Light personnel were also at the scene.

Several individuals were evacuated during the fire but have since been allowed to return.