New Smyrna Beach Fire Dept. contains 5-acre brush fire near Sugar Mill

Photo for Headline Surfer / A New Smyrna Beach Fire Deparment unit puts out hot spots from a 5-acre brush fire Friday in the 3000 block of Pioneer Trail. No homes from the nearby Sugar Mill gated community were impacted by the fire, but nearby residents can expect to see and smell lingering spoke through the weekend, NSBFD officials said.

 
By Henry Frederick
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 5-acre brush fire near the Sugar Mill Country Club gated community was contained Friday by the New Smyrna Beach Fire Department.

The fire was found in a wooded area around the 3000 block of Pioneer Trail. 


"The brush fire is approximately 5 acres in size and is contained," said Mike Greene, lieutenant with the New Smyrna Beach Fire Department. "No homes were threatened and no evacuations were ordered." 

Pioneer Trail was shut down between Sugar Mill Drive and Turnbull Bay Road on Friday afternoon when fire units responded Friday afternoon, but reopened later in the evening, Greene said.

Fire crews from New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County Fire Services, Ormond Beach Fire Department, Port Orange Fire Rescue and the Florida Forest Service assisted in extinguishing the flames. Units remained on scene overnight, mopping up hot spots and monitoring the conditions. 

Fire crews from New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County Fire Services, Ormond Beach Fire Department, Port Orange Fire Rescue and the Florida Forest Service assisted in extinguishing the flames. Units remained on scene overnight, mopping up hot spots and monitoring the conditions. 

Residents should expect smoke in the area in the next few days and to use caution, NSBFD's Greene said.

 

 

 

 

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