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Brush fire near Interstate 95 and Donald Ross Road under control

Crews battle through 'excruciating conditions' to extinguish 2-acre fire, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says
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Posted at 6:02 PM, May 27, 2024

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — A 2-acre brush fire broke out near Interstate 95 and Donald Ross Road Monday afternoon.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue told WPTV the fire was reported at approximately 4:40 p.m. Large plumes of smoke could be seen billowing into the sky near I-95 just before 5:30 p.m.

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Still image from WPTV viewer video of brush in flames.

Fire rescue said in an update at 8:30 p.m. Monday that the fire was under control after crews spent the day battling through "excruciating conditions."

WPTV's Victor Jorges was at the scene Tuesday morning and said fire crews were working to put out flare ups, and the smell of smoke was very strong during the morning commute.

WPTV's Ethan Stein went to the scene near Carrier headquarters on Monday and said the smoke was overwhelming.

An officer from Palm Beach Gardens told Stein the fire spread to the Carrier headquarters building.

There are no reports of any injuries.