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Hot spots in Gardens keep firefighters busy

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Firefighters continue working Monday to extinguish hot spots at a brush fire that occurred Sunday in Palm Beach Gardens.

Kyoto Gardens Drive was closed Monday afternoon between Military Trail and Alternate A1A after a hot spot flared up.

It is approximately 2 acres in size and 75 percent contained, according to Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue.

The Florida Forest Service is helping to extinguish the flames. As of 2:30 there were no evacuation orders.

Firefighters suspect high winds may have carried embers from yesterday's fire to the north side of Kyoto Gardens.

Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue contained the fire Sunday but said areas of brush could smolder for days.

 

Firefighters stayed on scene overnight and have been keeping a close eye on the 80 acres Monday and through the week. Their goal is to extinguish hot spots before they grow big enough to re-ignite the fire.

Firefighters said wind is their biggest challenge Monday. A gust can easily blow a hot ember to drier areas and spark a new fire.

Investigators have not identified what caused the fire.

A deputy fire chief said there are a few simple steps you can take to prevent fires: 

  • Don’t throw cigarettes outside 
  • Don’t park your car on tall, dry grass
  • Be conscious about your surroundings while riding an ATV or using a lawnmower 
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