Brush fire jumps I-95, flares up in median

High winds and dry, cold air make a dangerous combination for fires.

A brush fire on the Treasure Coast shutdown a stretch of I-95. It happened in St. Lucie County just north of St. Lucie West Boulevard.

The fire jumped the interstate, flared up in the median, and then scorched some trees.

Traffic was stopped in both directions while firefighters battled the blaze. I-95 was closed for about an hour between Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie. No word on what caused the flames, but the road is reopen.

Two brush fires also sparked up in southwest Miami-Dade County. One burned about an acre of land and the other about five acres. Officials say it looks like one of the fires was set by sparks from a passing train.

Forestry officials are asking people to be extra careful right now. They say the low humidity and the wind make for a dangerous combination.