Multiple Lee County fire departments contain 35-acre brush fire off Corkscrew Road

An official with lead department Estero Fire Rescue said a brush fire was…

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Brush fire burning 35 acres off Corkscrew Road

Brush fire burning 35 acres off Corkscrew Road

Susan Lindenmuth, Estero Fire Rescue

Units from multiple fire departments in Lee County had a 35-acre brush fire off Corkscrew Road 100% contained Wednesday afternoon.

An official with lead department Estero Fire Rescue said the fire was burning an area containing medium fuel and moving west. 

No homes or structures were threatened by the fire and no injuries were reported, according to an Estero Fire Rescue Facebook post.

The cause is under investigation and crews remained on scene about 5 p.m.  to check for hot spots.

Weather.com reports 9 mph winds about 4 p.m.

Winds were driving the fire, said Susan Lindenmuth, public information officer for Estero Fire, urging people to avoid the area. 

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The acreage under flame was near Corkscrew Limes Road and just west of the CREW Cypress Dome Trails area.

Fire units from Estero, San Carlos Park, Lehigh Acres, South Trail, and Bonita Springs and bulldozers and a spotter aircraft from Florida Forest Service, were among those fighting the brush fire.

Connect with breaking news reporter Michael Braun: MichaelBraunNP (Facebook)@MichaelBraunNP (Twitter) or mbraun@news-press.com.


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