|Published:||Mar 02, 2011 11:14 PM EST|
|Updated:||Mar 02, 2011 8:16 PM EST|
MIMS, Fla. - A stretch of interstate highway along Florida's Atlantic coast has reopened after being shut down because of a wildfire.
Interstate 95 had been closed in both directions for about 20 miles as smoke covered the highway. The fire that started Monday has burned 16,000 acres, or about 25 square miles.
So far, it has destroyed a mobile home and two hunting camps.
The blaze is about 25 miles north of the Kennedy Space Center, and across the Intracoastal Waterway from Cape Canaveral. NASA has said operations there are not affected.
Officials say the fire was 25 percent contained as of early Wednesday after some rain. A broad swath of central and South Florida has seen its driest few months in nearly 80 years.
--- Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com
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