Brush fire closes portion of Glades Cut-Off Rd for a Wednesday

Fire contained to five acres
Posted at 3:38 PM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 19:37:46-04

A brush fire closed a section of a St. Lucie County road for a time Wednesday afternoon.

It began at 12051 NW Copper Creek Dr.

Police closed Glades Cut-Off Road at Commerce and just south of Allapattah Flats K-8 School.

Police said 20 children were at the school. Students were transported to the St. Lucie County School District bus compound located on Peacock Blvd in St. Lucie West, police said.

Parents were able to pick them up there.

"There were no structures that were threatened," said St. Lucie County Fire District spokeswoman Brenda Stokes.

The Florida Forest Service and St. Lucie County Fire District were called in to battle the fire.

It was contained to about 5 acres by 4:30 p.m.

Glades Cutoff Rd. was back open by 5:45 p.m.