Florida Forest Service warns of moderate fire danger risk in St. Lucie County

Posted at 5:47 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 08:14:15-04

The Florida Forest Service is warning residents living in St. Lucie County of a moderate fire danger risk. 

Florida Highway Patrol had to shut down portions of Interstate 95 on Monday morning in Sebastian due to low visibility and smoke in the area.

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However, as of early Tuesday morning all lanes are reopen as crews monitor conditions. 

According to the Florida Forest Service Fire Danger Index, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties are all at a moderate risk, while Broward County is at a high fire danger risk. 

The Florida Forest Service wants to remind residents who you live in an area with an elevated risk that it's a good idea to make sure you have a safety zone between your house and vegetation in your yard.

A minimum of 30 feet will provide a buffer to protect your home should a wildfire spread near your home. 

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