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Multiple counties send help to fight Iron Horse wildfire

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More than 17,000 acres have burned since the Iron Horse fire was sparked Monday in Brevard County. Perry District Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Chelsea Parker says 7 firefighters and 2 brush trucks have been sent from Dixie, Lafayette, Madison, and Taylor counties to help contain the fire. Parker adds fire safety is crucial during times like these.

“The Iron Horse fire, which is burning tons of acres, can happen here. This one may be 500 miles away but you can keep it from happening here, so don’t be the neighbor that starts the big one,” she says.

The cause of the Iron Horse fire has not yet been determined. About 25% has now been contained and Parker says it may take another week to fully handle the fire.

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