UPDATE: I-95 Southbound, Northbound Now Open, Cocoa Brush Fire Nearly 80-Percent Burned Out
By Space Coast Daily // June 27, 2017
fire will be allowed to burn itself out
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.
6/27/17|7:45AM: Per @FhpOrlando, I95 is closed in both directions between Fiske Blvd & SR 520 due to the smoke from the #TuckerFire
— Brevard EOC (@BrevardEOC) June 27, 2017
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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