FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: I-75 now re-opened after Brush Fire shuts down roadway

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: I-75 now re-opened after Brush Fire shuts down roadway
I-75 Closed due to Median Fire in Venice (Source: Florida Dept. of Transportation)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - As of 10:20pm, the Florida Highway Patrol says they have just re-opened all lanes of Interstate 75 in Venice.

The highway was closed in both directions for several hours due to a fire in the median between the northbound an southbound lanes near Mile Marker 195.

According to Venice Fire Chief Shawn Carvey, the fire had grown from an initial 3-acre blaze to a 15-acre blaze. No injuries were reported.

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