Jacksonville, FL - A wildfire is burning in the Yellow Bluff area of Jacksonville’s Northside. Here is the latest information:
Tuesday 5/28, 5:30PM:
This fire is now 75% contained. The Florida Forest Service in Jacksonville says the fire activiy was low today, but there is a lot of heat in the interior. The fire got some rain, as part of storms that moved through the area.
Monday 5/27, 7:10PM:
The Florida Forest Service Jacksonville says this fire is now 70% contained, and the smoke impact on I-95 and US 17 is minimal.
Sunday 5/26, 9:00 PM:
Containment of the fire is now 65%, and the size is holding at 607.8 acres. Only light smoke was observed on I-95.
The #YellowBluffFire is now 65% contained & holding at 607.8 acres. A @FLForestService engine strike team put out 15,000 gallons of water during mop up operations today. Only light smoke was observed on I-95.— FFS_Jacksonville (@FFS_Jax) May 27, 2019
Saturday 5/25, 7:05 PM:
Containment of this fire has been boosted to 60%. The Florida Forest Service in Jacksonville says there are only minimal smoke impacts right now to the highway.
Saturday 5/25, 1:10 PM:
A small fire is being tended to west of I-95, around where the Yellow Bluff Fire is burning to the east of the highway.
Saturday 5/25, 10:15 AM:
This fire has burned a little more than 600 acres, and the Florida Forest Service in Jacksonville says containment is 55%.
The #YellowBluffFire has burned 608.7 acres since it started on May 22. The containment remains 55%. Specialized marsh equipment will be helping establish fire lines along the northern marsh edge today. @FLForestService dozers will continue to improve fire lines on the south edge pic.twitter.com/34LQ5Xe6tv— FFS_Jacksonville (@FFS_Jax) May 25, 2019
Friday 5/24 9:51 PM:
The Yellow Bluff Fire is now said to be 50% contained according to City of Jacksonville’s Emergency Preparedness Division and EOC. At last update, it was only 30% contained.
#YellowBluffFire UPDATE - The fire is now reported to be at 600 acres with 50% containment. @JFRDJAX @FFS_Jax crews continue to improve fire lines and will continue to do so into the night. #JaxReady #StaySafe #DriveSafe— JaxReady (@JaxReady) May 25, 2019
Friday 5/24, 2:10PM:
The Yellow Bluff Fire is now 600 acres and still 30% contained, according to the Florida Forest Service in Jacksonville.
FFS Jacksonville says they are working to build a box around the fire, with I-95 on the west, US 17 on the east, a dozer line on the south, and a wet line on the north. Until those lines are complete and the fire has burned all fuel within the boundaries, there will continue to be smoke and ash affecting the area.
The #YellowBluffFire is now estimated at 600 acres and remains 30% contained. @FLForestService dozer crews are widening fire lines along the southern edge of the fire from 17 West to 95 pic.twitter.com/KOu7PUgofd— FFS_Jacksonville (@FFS_Jax) May 24, 2019
Only one lane of I-95 NB a few miles north of Pecan Park remains closed. All other NB and SB lanes of I-95 are open.
Friday 5/24, 12PM:
The Florida Forest Service in Jacksonville is calling in more resources to help contain the Yellow Bluff Fire
#YellowBluffFire @FLForestService is ordering more state resources & specialized equipment from @SJRWMD will help provide access to fight fire in the marsh. 2 helicopters R dropping water & 14 dozers R improving firelines. An updated average and containment will be coming soon— FFS_Jacksonville (@FFS_Jax) May 24, 2019
Friday 5/24, 10:30AM:
Two lanes of I-95 northbound and all lanes of I-95 southbound are now open.
Friday 5/24, 10:30AM:
All lanes of I-95 southbound are now open, northbound lanes remain closed.
Friday 5/24, 7AM:
As a wildfire continues to burn near the Duval-Nassau county line, I-95 has been closed in both directions, between I-295 in northern Duval County to SR-200 in Yulee.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says your detour for I-95 northbound is I-295 east to U.S. 17/Main Street or I-295 west to Lem Turner or New Kings Road. For I-95 southbound, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office suggests SR-200 to U.S. 17.
There’s a few people on I-95 SB who ran out of gas and needed to walk to a gas station. Traffic in Nassau County is being directed by @FHPJacksonville from I-95 SB onto SR 200 @ActionNewsJax @ActionTraffic @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/12iV8PhQ2I— Alicia Tarancon (@AliciaANJax) May 24, 2019
All Lanes on US1 in Hilliard are open. I-95 N & S remain closed from Exit 373 in Nasssu Co. to Exit 362 in Duval Co. Expect delays as traffic reroutes from Heckscher Drive on the East and 301 on the west. SR200/A1A is likely to back up. 17 N & S open, but slow. #YellowBluffFire pic.twitter.com/d0ncu0iY0O— NassauEM (@NassauEM) May 24, 2019
The Florida Forest Service says the Yellowbluff Fire is now more than 450 acres in size and, as of Friday morning, 30% contained.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Ahead of one of the busiest travel days of the year I-95 North is shut down from I-295 to S.R. 200. 95 South shutdown from S.R. 200 to Pecan Park due to the #YellowBluffFire. U.S. 17 is the main alternate. https://t.co/cutVoYlBqe— Steven Ponson (@steven_ponson) May 24, 2019
While the #YellowBluffFire is getting all the attention because of the I-95 closure, conditions are very dry in NE Florida and there are more than two dozen active fires. @FFS_Jax @WOKVNews @ActionNewsJax #firstalertwx pic.twitter.com/NvpqDMsL3J— Rich Jones (@RichJonesJax) May 24, 2019
Northside fires 🔥— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) May 23, 2019
When visibility is low, remember to drive slow.
Smoke can lower visibility on roads. To ensure safety, follow these important driving rules:
•DRIVE WITH LIGHTS ON LOW BEAM
•DO NOT STOP ON THE ROAD
#firstalertwx kind of an eerie looking traffic cam - no traffic on what should be a busy interstate. North & sound bound I-95 closed over far Northern Duval Co. due to wildfire @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/PP7OwWFIzb— Mike Buresh (@MikeFirstAlert) May 23, 2019
#YellowBuffFire - @FFS_Jax states that the acreage of the fire has been updated to 410-425 acres and there is an active fire of aprox. two acres West of I-95 with a containment of 75%. #JaxReady #BeSafe @FLSERT @JSOPIO @JFRDJAX @NWSJacksonville @CityofJax @FHPJacksonville— JaxReady (@JaxReady) May 23, 2019
The #YellowBluffFire is now estimated at 400 acres. Dozer crews are making good progress building fire lines along the south edge between 17 & 95. The fire continues to burn up to 95 on the west edge causing heavy smoke on the interstate & leading FHP to close it both directions pic.twitter.com/S99wRhsEe3— FFS_Jacksonville (@FFS_Jax) May 23, 2019
TRAFFIC ALERT: The NB and SB lanes of I-95 between Pecan Park Road and State Road 200 are closed due to the Yellow Bluff Fire. Motorists will need to seek an alternate route. @FHPJacksonville pic.twitter.com/CtOl6GvyIO— FDOT District 2 (@MyFDOT_NEFL) May 23, 2019
🔺🔺TRAFFIC ALERT— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) May 23, 2019
Due to wildfire: I-95 northbound and southbound are shut down at Pecan Park Road.
I-95 northbound , East on Pecan Park Rd, north on US 17.
I-95 southbound, east on SR 200, Yulee, south on US 17
#BREAKING JFRD has notified Nassau EM that, due to the #Yellowbluff wildfire, they are closing I-95 in both directions between SR-200 in Yulee and Pecan Park in north Jacksonville. pic.twitter.com/priEhnWpNr— NassauEM (@NassauEM) May 23, 2019