The Brevard County Fire Rescue is fighting a "heavily involved structure" fire in Merritt Island early Friday morning.
**STRUCTURE FIRE**6900 blk S.Tropical Trl. Merritt Isl. Heavily involved structure with exposures/ defensive fire/ access issues. Unk if occupied. Tropical Trl closed at Pineda. BCFR on scene.— BCFRpio (@BCFRpio) December 15, 2017
Firefighters have been working on this fire for hours now.
When they first arrived they said the medium-sized home, which is sandwiched between larger homes, was heavily involved and it was hard to access.
In a tweet, the BCF also stated that it was not known if anyone was living in the home that is on South Tropical Trail, which is closed. Brevard County Fire Rescue says it has emergency vehicles blocking South Tropical Trail.
**TRAFFIC ALERT** South Tropical Trail from Pineda Causeway to North of the 6900 blk is closed due to a fire. Emergency vehicles blocking roadway. Use alt route.— BCFRpio (@BCFRpio) December 15, 2017
The fire company tweeted to Spectrum News 13 reporter Jerry Hume that the cause of the fire is unknown.
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The location of the home is not known at this time.