Brush Fire Forces I-95 Closed - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Brush Fire Forces I-95 Closed

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WFLX) Southbound I-95 is back open in St. Lucie County, after a brush fire forced the highway closed.

Florida Highway Patrol said I-95 between Gatlin Boulevard and Becker road was temporarily closed, as firefighters worked to put the brush fire out.

The fire is 100% contained. The roads were shutdown due to heavy smoke in the area and the safety of the firefighters working the blaze.

Fire investigators said the fire startedafter a vehicle pulled off of the side of the road near the median; the heat of the car caused the dried grass to ignite.

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