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Sonnys Fire

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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Fish and Wildlife Service

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Sonnys Fire on Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge started as a car fire and grew to 500 acres.Image options: [ Full Size ]

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge firefighters responded to the Sonnys Fire at around 6:00 PM on Sunday, March 19,2017. The fire started when a visitor to the refuge trespassed off-road and the visitor's vehicle caught fire. The vehicle burned, but there were no injuries to occupants. The surrounding grass caught fire around the vehicle and grew to 500 acres. The fire started near State Road 3, north of Haulover Canal and that portion of the road was evacuated and closed. Brevard County Fire Rescue is assisting.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday March 19th, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM
Location5 miles east of Oak Hill on Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Incident CommanderMichael Good
Coordinates28.796 latitude, -80.811 longitude

Current Situation

Size500 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Southern Rough