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2 brush fires break out in Martin County

Busch Street shut down at Southwest 84th Avenue and traffic is backed up on Southwest Martin Highway
Brush fire in Palm City May 30 2024
Posted at 4:30 PM, May 30, 2024

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — Authorities said they responded to brush fires that broke out Thursday afternoon in Martin County.

According to Martin County Fire Rescue, crews responded to a 5-acre brush fire located at Southwest Berry Avenue and Longspur Lane in Palm City. Fire rescue said crews assisted Florida Forest Service in getting water on the blaze and containing the fire. That fire is 100% contained.

The second fire is located at Busch Street in Palm City, Martin County Fire Rescue said. The street has been shut down at Southwest 84th Avenue due to the fire.

Fire rescue said traffic is backed up on Southwest Martin Highway as a result. Please avoid the area and seek an alternate route.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office said the closure will likely last for hours.

No word of any structures in danger at this time or percent contained.