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Brush Fire Leaves Parts of Roseland and Sebastian Filled With Smoke and Smell

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U.S. 1 looking west from the Sebastian River Bridge

Indian River County - Thursday August 4, 2022: Heavy smoke and an acrid smell filled the air over parts of Micco, Roseland and Sebastian Thursday morning following a large brush fire that broke out on the north side of the Sebastian River in Brevard County Wednesday afternoon.

The Florida Fire Service (FFS) dubbed it the Iris fire. It broke out around 4 pm Wednesday west of Honeysuckle Drive in Micco.

A thick cloud of smoke, that could be seen for miles, rose over the area Wednesday afternoon. State and Brevard County firefighters responded. The FFS website reports that the blaze has been fully contained after charring 76 acres.

The cause has not been determined but the blaze broke out shortly after a thunderstorm passed the area. There have been no reports of structural damage, or injury.

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