MELBOURNE, Florida – Around 25 to 30 homes had to be evacuated for a two-alarm brush fire after a 12-year-old Brevard County student burned his school books at the end of the school year to make a YouTube video in Melbourne, Florida.
The fire erupted around Snicole Avenue just before 3 p.m. in the Manchester Lakes subdivision off of Dairy Road.
Easterly winds pushed the blaze over city limits into West Melbourne, Florida.
Brevard County has been under a burn ban because most of east Central Florida has experienced drought-like conditions during the spring.
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