A wildland fire that broke out shortly before 7 PM yesterday has blocked highway 63 off from traffic. The fire is straddling the highway and fire crews are on scene battling the blaze.
Fire crews and air support are on scene battling the fire. The fire has already jumped a service road along the Highway and billowing smoke has reduced visibility in the area.
There is no estimated time when Highway 63 will once again. Both northbound and southbound lanes are blocked. A detour is being setup to direct traffic around the affected area. There are no reported injuries or buildings in danger at this time.