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Wildfire closes portion of I-95 in Indian River County

Photo by: Fellsmere Police Department Traffic is redirected off Interstate 95 near the Indian River County-Brevard County line because of a wildfire.

Smoke from a 150 acre wildfire has forced the closure of a stretch of Interstate 95 near Fellsmere Road according to the Fellsmere Police Department.

The smoke from the small brush fire is causing poor visibility forcing the shut down of I-95 twenty miles south of Vero Beach.

The Florida Highway Patrol has closed northbound lanes of I-95 north of County Road 512 and south of Malabar Road because of smoke.

Both north and southbound traffic on I-95 was being re-routed.

Fellsmere-area residents can expect bypass traffic to travel through Fellsmere on CR512, Broadway, South Carolina Avenue, and CR507 (Babcock) until further notice.