FHP monitoring wildfire in Green Cove

Fire is near the Bayard Conservation


GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring a wildfire in Green Cove Springs.

The wildfire is near Bayard Conservation. Troopers said the fire may affect roadways on US Highway 17. Motorists are being advised to use caution.

Troopers said it may be hard to see in the area due to smoke. They said it's especially worse at night and during early morning hours.

The Highway Patrol suggests reducing speed, and to make sure your headlights are on.