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Congress Avenue in Delray Beach shut down by brush fire

Ray Durham, a forestry supervisor with the Division of Forestry, waters down a utility pole in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on Monday afternoon, May 8, 2006. Brush fires kept about 1,000 people from their homes Monday, and the heavy smoke shut down parts of Interstate 95 between Daytona Beach and the Cape Canaveral area. (AP Photo/Kathleen Hinkel, Pool)

Delray Beach Fire Rescue crews are at the scene of a 10-acre brush fire Tuesday afternoon.

Congress Avenue is closed in both directions between Linton Boulevard and 10th Street.

According to officials, the fire occurred on the east side of Congress Avenue.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area.