Wildfire In Daytona Causes Portions Of I-95 To Be Shut Down In Both Directions

By on April 6, 2018 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – A wildfire in Daytona Beach caused I-95 to be shut down in both directions from Dunlawton Blvd. to International Speedway Blvd. on Friday afternoon.

The Florida Forest Service of Bunnell first received reports of a wildfire near Beville Rd., west of Williamson Blvd., just after 2 PM on Friday. Officials responded, and as the fire continued to burn, the smoke from the fire began to impact parts of I-95.

(Photo courtesy FFS Bunnell)

The Florida Highway Patrol shut down the affected portions of I-95 at around 3:30 PM due to poor visibility. As of around 3:30 PM on Friday, the fire was 15 acres. As of 4:30 PM on Friday, the Florida Forest Service of Bunnell reported that the fire was 30 acres and 70% contained.

Officials are urging drivers to avoid Williamson Blvd., Beville Rd., and I-95 in Daytona.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, and no structures were considered to be in danger. There were no evacuations ordered Friday afternoon. This is a developing story, and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.

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