Wildfires burn in Florida

May 12, 2009 at 12:53 PM

PALM CITY, Fla., May 12 (UPI) -- A Martin County sheriff's deputy was injured as wildfires burned more than 1,400 acres near Indiantown, Fla., emergency officials said.

Rebecca Brady, 39, was hospitalized in stable condition Monday after crashing her police cruiser amid heavy smoke and fire, The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reported Tuesday.

Residents were evacuated from the Indianwood Mobile Home Park after brush fires closed roads and forced authorities to cut power to the area, said Rhonda Irons, a county spokeswoman.

A separate fire Monday burned about 100 acres near Palm City on farm land owned by the Kiplinger publishing family, the Post reported.

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