PALM CITY, Fla. —
The turnpike in Martin County has reopened after a 40-acre bush fire caused authorities to shut down all lanes between mile markers 133 and 138 on Friday.
At 5:30 p.m. authorities reported that the fire was 100% contained.
The fire began early Friday near Citrus Boulevard and Boat Ramp Road, just west of the turnpike.
Officials say they were forced to briefly close the roadway due to poor visibility.
Smoke from a fire adjacent to the Florida’s Turnpike has both the northbound and southbound lanes blocked at the 133 Mile Post in Palm City. Northbound traffic is being diverted off the 133 exit and southbound traffic is being diverted off the 138 exit at Beckerd Rd. Avoid area. pic.twitter.com/m3i4n15c69
— FHP West Palm Beach (@FHPPalmBeach) March 19, 2021