Brush fire jumps I-95 in Grant-Valkaria

Highway remains open

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A brush fire south of the northbound Interstate 95 rest area in Grant-Valkaria was being handled by Brevard County and Palm Bay firefighters Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

As of 7 p.m., the brush fire has jumped I-95, but the highway remained open, News 6 partner Florida Today reported. Motorists in the area were urged to use caution.

Reports say the fire was moving westward.

Firefighters began traveling to the fire, which is off Oakenshaw Avenue, about 5:20 p.m. The 15-acre fire was 95 percent contained as of 9:30 p.m., fire officials said.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported no visibility issues on I-95. The fire was at mile marker 168.


**BRUSH FIRE** Oakenshaw Av. Grant-Valkaria. Multiple acres burning with a swarm of angry displaced bees. BCFR units along with @PBFR on scene. Florida Forest Service inbound. #STINGLIKEABEE #BCFR #BREVARDSBRAVEST #VALKARIA pic.twitter.com/4VvqPV4eTv

— BCFRpio (@BCFRpio) May 2, 2018