By Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say dry weather sparked a fire that led to shutdowns on Interstate 95 in central Florida.

A Volusia County spokeswoman says a 14-acre brush fire in the southern part of the county caused I-95 to close Friday afternoon.

Meteorologist Will Ulrich told The Daytona Beach News-Journal ( ) that there has been an enhanced threat of wildfires due to drier-than-normal conditions and a rainfall shortage for central coastal cities.

Ulrich says there’s no rain in Saturday’s forecast, but the area might get rain by Sunday or Monday.


Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal,

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