Dry conditions fueled Indiantown fire, officials say cold weather dried out brush

Firefighter injured in brush fire call

INDIANTOWN, Fla. - A fifty-acre brush fire burned South of Indiantown Wednesday, but did not threaten homes.

According to Florida Forestry officials the cause is unknown. A power line was down in the area near the blaze.

A Martin County Firefighter was injured fighting the blaze. According to Martin County District Chief Daniel Wouters, the injuries were minor and the firefighter hurt his shoulder.

Wouters says Wednesday's dry conditions contributed to the fire spreading.

"The frost and freezing that comes through causes the plants to dry out faster, and when the dry wind comes through it makes it susceptible to burning," District Chief Wouters said.

According to Florida Forestry officials, it is too early to say whether this is going to be an active wildfire season. But they say areas West of Interstate 95 will be most susceptible to fires.

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