Smoke closes strips of two highways

From Times Wire Reports

Georgia and Florida officials closed sections of two major highways as crews continued to battle a wildfire that had burned 212,000 acres since lightning ignited it a week ago.

Florida officials closed a 35-mile stretch of Interstate 75 as well as a 40-mile stretch of I-10 because of near-zero visibility from smoke. Georgia authorities closed the southbound lanes of I-75 for about 15 miles. Several accidents had occurred on the two highways, emergency management officials said.