U.S. 92 in Volusia reopens after brush fire forces shutdown - FOX 35 News Orlando

U.S. 92 reopens in Volusia County after brush fire forces shutdown

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

A nine-mile stretch of U.S. 92 near Daytona Beach reopened Monday morning after a brush fire reignited a day before, causing dangerous, smoky conditions.

The roadway, also called International Speedway Boulevard, was closed from North Kepler Road to Indian Lake Road.

"One minute, it will be clear for a while, but the next moment, it will be smoky, and you can't see," said Sgt. John Hill of Florida Highway Patrol.

Firefighters said high winds and low humidity caused the 225 acre fire to reignite in three different areas. The brush fire originally started Thursday.

"We just shut the road down to keep people safe," Hill said.

Florida Forestry Service officials recommend using low beams and using the right edge of the road as a guide when driving through low-visibility areas.

"It's kind of like fog in a way. You don't want to speed because you may hit something you don't want to," motorist Nick Giguere said.

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