Rocket test sparks fire at Kennedy Space Center

Posted at 7:12 AM, May 29, 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Federal officials say a rocket test on a Florida launch pad sparked a wildfire.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Division said that the fire was sparked Sunday during a static fire test of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.


Fire officials say the wildfire spread to two acres on a small island near Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.

Helicopters dropped water on the blaze.

The fire didn't threaten any structures.

SpaceX said in a tweet that the static test fire was complete and that the rocket was set to launch next week on a mission to resupply the international space station.