Officials: SpaceX rocket test sparks brush fire

 
28 May 2017

published by http://www.wftv.com


USA -   CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A SpaceX static rocket fire test ignited a brush fire in the Merritt Island National Wildlife refuge, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The rocket test-firing occurred early Sunday afternoon on launch pad 39A, Spacex said in a tweet.

Fish and Wildlife officials said the blaze is contained at 4 acres at this time on a small island near the launch pad.

Firefighters are using a helicopter to drop water on the fire, officials said.

SpaceX conducted the test in preparation for the company's commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station slated for Thursday at 5:55 p.m., according to NASA.