UPDATE: As of Thursday morning, troopers with Florida Highway Patrol continue to monitor the active wildfire and smoke between Pecan Park Road and State Road 200 in Jacksonville.
One lane is still closed for responders on I-95 northbound.
Please use caution on I-95 in North Jacksonville for the #YellowBluffFire. Responders are working to manage this fire with minimal impact to general public. Reminder: Please do not stop to spectate or photograph scene. pic.twitter.com/HuRivcKtXd— FHPJacksonville (@FHPJacksonville) May 23, 2019
You can see the smoke plume still rising in the air as easterly winds blow it to the west. This wildfire is at least 150 acres close to I-95 along the Duval / Nassau county line. #FirstAlertWX @actionnewsjax 7:08 am pic.twitter.com/9xbuGp5w4y— Garrett Bedenbaugh (@wxgarrett) May 23, 2019
Firefighters are watching a wildfire closely as it makes its way closer to drivers.
A traffic camera shows the smoke over the trees on I-95 North of Pecan Park. The wildfire has caused the Florida Highway Patrol to close down one northbound lane near Pecan Park on I-95.
The fire is 150 acres and gusty winds have caused it to spread to I-95 near the Duval and Nassau county line.
Florida Forest Service said two fires started on the railroad tracks near US 17, late Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were able to quickly put out one of the fires, but the other continued to spread.
A helicopter was brought in to dump water onto the Yellowbluff fire. The forestry service said it will be used again Thursday.
Firefighters will be out there all night as well as FHP watching the fire and road visibility closely. FSS said depending on the visibility, there could be more closures. If there are, expect delays between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.
The #YellowBluffFire is estimated at 150 acres and 25% contained. The fire burned from Hwy 17 west to I-95 but equipment could not access the north and south edges in the marsh. A helicopter will be dropping water again tomorrow and a heavy dozer will work fire lines off 17. pic.twitter.com/veK6ldqB1J— FFS_Jacksonville (@FFS_Jax) May 23, 2019
US 17 Wildfires: If closure of I-95 is warranted, the following detour will be established;— FHPJacksonville (@FHPJacksonville) May 23, 2019
I-95 northbound , East on Pecan Park Rd, north on US 17.
I-95 southbound, east on SR 200, south on US 17 pic.twitter.com/Y3kKuMV4Ul
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