Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge Blaze Burns 4,700 Acres


    Brevard County firefighters are working on containing a wildfire at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge off of Blackpoint Wildlife Dr. Friday afternoon. This blaze has already consumed 4,700 acres. Extremely dry conditions and breeze are fueling the fire.

    Officials have closed Blackpoint Wildlife Dr. until further notice and advise residents to avoid area.

    [Photo Credit: Michael Good USFWS]