Aerial Footage Shows Florida Brush Fire That Closed Roads, Triggered Evacuations

Firefighters battled a large brush fire in St. Lucie County on Thursday, March 22, which closed roads the previous day. The fire stood at 80 acres as of Wednesday night, a news report said.

Lightning ignited three fires in St. Lucie and Indian River counties on Wednesday, a news report said. Interstate 95 wa included in the shutdown because of thick smoke. The roads were reopened by 1am Thursday. Several people also self-evacuated from their homes.

Officials expressed concerns about the fires as humidity was expected to drop and winds were to pick up, which could cause the fire to spread further. Credit: Martin County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful