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Brush fire burning near school in Port St. Lucie

A brush fire in Port St. Lucie has forced crews to close Glades Cut-Off Road near Copper Creek Drive. The fire is threatening Allapattah Flats K-8 school. Images Courtesy: Port St. Lucie Police.

A brush fire is closing roads and threatening a school in Port St. Lucie.

Police say the fire is burning along NW Copper Creek Drive, just south of Allapattah Flats K-8 school.

Crews closed a portion of Glades Cut-Off Road to fight the fire.

Police also say there are about 20 students at the school. Authorities say the kids are being moved to a school bus compound on Peacock Road as a precaution.

No word yet on the size of the fire but crews from St. Lucie County Fire and the Florida Forestry Service are on the front lines.

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