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Lightning likely sparked 11-acre brush fire in Fellsmere

The fire shut down CR-512, west of Interstate 95.
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Posted at 6:49 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 23:40:18-04

FELLSMERE, Fla.  — Crews battled a brush fire in Fellsmere Thursday evening, according to the Fellsmere Police Department.

Fellsmere police said lightning likely sparked the 11-acre brush fire, shutting down CR-512, west of Interstate 95. Winds pushed the fire into a section of Buffer preserve.

The roadway reopened several hours later.

Indian River County firefighters are expected to watch for hot spots throughout the evening.