Brush fire spans St. Lucie & Indian River Counties

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

ST. LUCIE COUTY, FL (WFLX) - A brush fire, that was threatening an entire mobile home community Monday, is now 95 percent contained.

UPDATE, TUE 9 AM: Residents in the Spanish Lakes Community near Ft. Pierce were evacuated Monday as flames came right up to the back of the homes. The flames melted a garbage can and the vinyl siding on the back of a mobile home.

The Division of Forestry stayed overnight to put out hot spots and keep an eye on the area 45 acres burned in about a 100 acre area.

Previously: Around two dozen residents in the Spanish Lakes Country Club were evacuated from their homes Monday as a fire burned through 100 acres of nearby woods.

There was minor damage to one home that had slightly melted siding, but fire-rescue reports no serious damage nor injuries.

Some residents, however, elected to spend the night away from home.

The brush fire ignited in northern St. Lucie County and burned about 45 acres of a 100-acre stretch of land, Dale Armstrong with the Division of Forestry says. The fire is 50 percent contained and crews remain at the scene tonight putting out hot spots.

St. Lucie County Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Catherine Chaney reports that homes are no longer in danger. Winds pushed the fire across the border into Indian River County.  The Division of Forestry had a plane and several plows on the scene.