Wildfire closes stretch of I-95

Published: Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 10:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 10:03 p.m.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Authorities have closed a stretch of I-95 due to heavy smoke from two wildfires near Port St. Lucie.

Fire officials said they had fully contained a 30-acre wildfire and a 10-acre blaze in the median Saturday.

Shifting winds have hampered their efforts and created more spot fires.

The median fire was still burning within control lines late Saturday because a heavy layer of pine needles, leaves and twigs were fueling it.

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