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Brush fire threatens homes in Palm Bay

Fire on Wessel Ave SE in Palm Bay (Katie Zerbe Riley)

PALM BAY, Fla. – A brush fire that burned dangerously close to homes in Palm Bay was extinguished by firefighters.

Brevard County Fire Rescue said the fire ignited Wednesday afternoon in the area of Wessel Avenue Southeast and threatened as many as five homes.

One person was treated for possible smoke inhalation.

Aerial video showed a small area of charred grass near some homes, with firefighters putting water on some hot spots.

No other information was released.