Rocket Test Sparks Small Florida Wildfire

Test caused fire near Kennedy Space Center pad

A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket carrying a communications satellite lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, May 15, 2017. The satellite will add to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network linking airplanes, ships and other mobile terminals with broadband Internet and data services. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials say a rocket test on a Florida launch pad sparked a wildfire.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Division said that the fire was sparked Sunday during a static fire test of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

Fire officials say the wildfire spread to 2-acres on a small isl