Port St. Lucie brush fire spreading quickly

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a wildfire that started at St. Lucie County International Airport is moving rapidly and has burned up more than 30 acres prompting some residents to evacuate.

Officials shut down Indrio Road late Sunday afternoon as wind gusts of more than 30 miles per hour fanned the flames.  St. Lucie County Sheriff's officials are evacuating homes off Indrio Road, west of US-1.

Florida Forest Service specialist Melissa Yunas said homes in the Heatherway Community were being threatened and reported minor damage to some homes.

She said a Red Cross station has been set up at a sheriff's substation.

A forestry helicopter is also on its way to the fire.

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