Another day, another large brush fire- this time in North Port. A fire broke out in the southeast corner of the town around lunchtime Saturday, then jumped I-95, causing the interstate to shut down because of billowing smoke. As of Saturday night, more than 4,000 acres had been burned by the fire. Winds that stayed steady between 15-20 miles per hour fanned the flames, making visibility and fighting difficult for the dozens of crews on scene. No structures were burned in the blaze. At one point, the fire itself was nearly a half-mile wide and spreading, and fire trucks were being used as a barrier to protect the city. Two military air tankers, Forest Service and Sarasota County sheriff’s helicopters all were called in to dump water on the fire. The Florida Forest Service estimates that as of Sunday night, only 35 percent of the wildfire is under control, and spots could remain smoldering for weeks on end.