UPDATE: I-95 Southbound, Northbound Now Open, Cocoa Brush Fire Nearly 80-Percent Burned Out

By  //  June 27, 2017

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SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Southbound and northbound Interstate 95  were temporarily shut down by the Florida Highway Patrol due to poor visibility Tuesday morning from a brush fire in Cocoa.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA –  Southbound and northbound Interstate 95  were temporarily shut down by the Florida Highway Patrol due to poor visibility Tuesday morning from a brush fire in Cocoa.

The closure for northbound began at mile marker 195 and southbound at mile marker 201.

The interstate has since reopened Tuesday afternoon and the fire is reportedly 80-percent burned out, according to emergency officials.

A  brush fire of more than 4,000 acres continues to burn in the St. John’s conservation area that started yesterday as a result of lightning.

According to officials, no homes in the area are threatened, so the fire will be allowed to burn itself out.

Brevard County Fire Rescue crews were called around 2 p.m. Monday to the brush fire in West Cocoa off Tucker Road. BCFR says there is no access for their equipment to reach the brush fire at this time.

Florida Forest Service is currently on the scene, along with Brevard County Fire Rescue crews.

The Florida Highway Patrol cautions motorist taking U.S. 1, Fiske Boulevard, Barnes Boulevard and State Road 520 to exercise caution in heavy traffic.

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Brevard County Fire Rescue crews are monitoring a brush fire in West Cocoa off Tucker Rd. (BCFR Image)

Image captured off I-95 between SR 520 and Fiske Blvd. (Space Coast Daily Image)

Brevard County Fire Rescue crews are monitoring a brush fire in West Cocoa off Tucker Rd. (BCFR Image)


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