MIMS, Fla. - Fire trucks, bulldozers and dozens of cars crowded a small fire station in Mims Wednesday night.
More crews are arriving from around the state to help fight the Iron horse Fire. The blaze broke out Monday and has charred more than 16,000 acres across Volusia and Brevard Counties.
Heavy smoke closed I-95 Wednesday afternoon but the road reopened later in the day.
The Florida Highway Patrol is constantly monitoring the road and could close it again if visibility becomes a problem.
Crews are concerned about a possible wind shift Thursday that could fan the fire closer to homes.
The Iron horse Fire has destroyed one mobile home and three small outbuildings.
The fire has burned 25 square miles since it was first reported. Officials say the fire is about 25 percent contained.
The blaze is about 25 miles north of the Kennedy Space Center, but NASA has said operations there are not affected.
Parts of Florida have seen their driest few months in nearly 80 years, setting the stage for a very active fire season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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