A SpaceX static rocket fire test ignited a brush fire in the Merritt Island National Wildlife refuge, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.
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 2 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.
USLaunchReport shot video of the static fire test.
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