• Going to the beach this weekend? Florida highway shut down due to wildfires

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A heads up for anyone traveling south this weekend.

    A part of a major Florida interstate is shut down because of a wildfire.

    The fire grew to 450 acres near Interstate 95 in Jacksonville Thursday.

    A seven-mile stretch is now closed.

    Drivers found themselves in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

    “Five hours later, here we are. but hey, it is what it is,” one driver said.

    QUICK FACTS: 

    • There are 4 wildfires in Northeast Florida, according to Florida Fire Service.
    • The Yellow Bluff wildfire is the only fire not 100% contained.
    • It is only 25% contained.
    • The cause of the Yellow Bluff wildfire is under investigation.
    • The fire is located between I-95, SR 200 and US 17 north of Jacksonville and just south of Yulee. 
    • The fire is now 200 acres.
    • Nassau Emergency Management announced at 2:15 p.m. Thursday that due to the wildfire, I-95 will be closed in both directions between SR-200 in Yulee and Pecan Park in north Jacksonville.
    • I-95 is shut down for 7 miles.

    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted out the follow detours: 

    • I-95 northbound, east on Pecan Park Rd, north on US 17.
    • I-95 southbound, east on SR 200, Yulee, south on US 17

    Brett Rosner

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