Lightning sparks brush fires in West Palm Beach - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Lightning sparks brush fires in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX)-  A six to eight-acre brush fire has broken out near the West Palm Beach water catchment area near North Jog Road and Okeechobee Blvd.

West Palm Beach Fire Rescue and Division of Forestry officials are on scene and helping bull doze paths for fire trucks to gain access to the flames.

There are homes in the area, but none are currently being threatened. Firefighters have a good handle on the fire line, and are trying to prevent the flames from jumping, in which case several homes could then be threatened.

Firefighters are blaming the flames on a lightning strike.

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