450-acre wildfire impacting I-95 near Jacksonville

Authorities in northern Florida are battling a wildfire along I-95.
Posted at 8:05 AM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 12:45:14-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (WAWS/WFOX/CNN) - Portion of Interstate 95 around Jacksonville, Florida, re-opened Friday after closures due to a wildfire.

The Florida Highway Patrol tweeted at 11:09 a.m. that all lanes of I-95 southbound and two lanes of northbound have reopened as conditions have improved.

As of Thursday night, the Yellow Bluff wildfire stretched to about 450 acres and was only 30 percent contained.

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It had forced authorities to shut down both directions of I-95 near the Duval-Nassau county line Thursday.