Published: Mar 06, 2013 5:01 PM EST

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say traffic is being diverted from Interstate 95 in central Florida because of a brush fire in Indian River County.
    
Florida Forest Services reports that the blaze was first noticed around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, sending smoke across the interstate at mile marker 142. It has since grown to about 50 acres.
    
Southbound traffic was being diverted at State Road 60 in Indian River County, and northbound motorists are being directed to exit at Orange Avenue in St. Lucie County.

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