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.
It had forced authorities to shut down both directions of I-95 near the Duval-Nassau county line Thursday.
All lanes of I 95 SB and 2 lanes of NB have reopened as conditions have improved. Special Thanks to all Crews and agencies involved with the #YellowBluffFire. There is still much work to be done but we wanted to take the opportunity to say Great Job and Thank you. pic.twitter.com/ZhVWdu0Knr— FHPJacksonville (@FHPJacksonville) May 24, 2019