Brush fire closed I-275

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A brush fire has closed a portion of Interstate-275 in St. Petersburg. Firefighters are on scene of the brush fire at I-275 and Gandy Boulevard.

Both directions of Gandy Blvd. and I-275 closed, as a result of low visibility coming from the smoke.

WFLA News Channel 8 helicopter Eagle 8 flew over the scene of the fire. Trees near the interstate were on fire and smoke could be seen for miles.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area. The Village Green Mobile Home Park in the area is under a mandatory evacuation order.

A firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion.

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