Firefighters battle wildfire along I-985 in Gainesville

A firefighter works to create a backstop on a wildfire in Gainesville on June 19, 2022. (Gainesville Fire Department)

Firefighters in Gainesville spent Father’s Day battling a wildfire off Interstate 985

Photos shared to the Gainesville Fire Department’s Facebook page shows the fire mostly in a grassy are along the power lines just south of I-985 at exit 20.

Firefighters were forced to reduce the southbound lanes to help battle the blaze.

Firefighters and the Georgia Forestry were cutting fire breaks to help contain the blaze.

No word on how big the fire was or what sparked it.

The FOX 5 Storm Team said air has been much drier than normal. The humidity is at a level usually more in line with the fall months.