Update: Palm Beach Gardens brush fire near I-95, Donald Ross Road deemed under control

PALM BEACH GARDENS — A brush fire Monday made heavy smoke visible near Interstate 95 along Donald Ross Road in Palm Beach Gardens, officials said.

Crews from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue both worked to extinguish the flames, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. They deemed the brush fire under control at about 8 p.m., following more than three hours of work in Monday's 90-degree temperatures.

A 911 caller alerted the agencies to the fire at about 4:40 p.m., reporting heavy smoke in the area near the Alton neighborhood near the interstate.

First arriving crews reported the fire was about 2 acres in size.

No information on the cause of the fire was immediately available.

Tom Elia is an editor at The Palm Beach Post, overseeing coverage of public safety, the courts and Palm Beach County’s northern and western communities. You can reach him at telia@pbpost.com. Support local journalism: Subscribe today.

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