Brush fire in Brevard County near Port St. John is 90 percent contained, officials say

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A brush fire, which began just after 2 p.m. on Wednesday in Brevard County, is now 90 percent contained, according to Florida Forestry, after growing to over 300 acres.

Firefighters continue to battle the blaze, named the "Horse Stable Fire."  it is located to the west of Interstate 95 in Port St. John.  State Road 407 (Challenger Memorial Parkway) is closed in both directions between State Road 528 and I-95, due to low visibility from smoke. 




Officials are keeping a close watch on conditions, as the fire is threatening nearby neighborhoods in the Flora Vista community. 

The fire quickly spread out of control putting some residents like Lauretta Greene and their animals in Port St. John in danger. 

"I saw the smoke and i said ‘uh-oh’ that's awful close to my house."

The fire is believed to have been caused by a car fire, according to a spokesperson with the Florida Highway Patrol. Crews worked overnight to make sure the fire doesn't flare up again.