Fire scorches dozens of acres in Indian River County

Posted at 4:22 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 16:22:32-04

Firefighters are battling a brush fire in Indian River County.

As of Monday afternoon it was 75% contained and had consumed 45 acres, according to the Florida Forest Service.

The fire is east of I-95 and south of Vero Lake Estates.

So far it has not threatened any buildings and no one has been injured.

July 2016 was the driest July on record for Vero Beach, according to the National Weather Service.