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Tire fire extinguished under I-95 overpass, near downtown Jacksonville

The fire started under the overpass of I-95 at Dennis Street.
The fire started under the overpass of I-95 at Dennis Street. (WJXT 2020)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A fire potentially started by transients has been extinguished in Mixon Town near downtown Jacksonville, according to Jacksonville Fire Rescue.

The fire started before 9 a.m. Tuesday under the overpass for I-95 at Dennis and Myrtle Streets. A spokesperson for JFR said several tires were ignited sometime Tuesday morning and noted homeless people are known to live in the area.

The fire’s thick, black smoke was visible for miles. Firefighters had trouble getting access to the area, but were able to call it under control before 10 a.m.

Visibility was affected on the overpass but ’s not clear if traffic was ever slowed or stopped. Any delays were quickly resolved and no one was injured.


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