Briarcliff Lane brush fire in south Fort Myers 100 percent contained

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Crews from more than 20 agencies extinguished the flames of the “Shamrock Dr.” fire Tuesday on Briarcliff Lane, according to the Florida Forest Service.

The 20-acre brush fire was 100 percent contained as of 8 p.m., according to the Florida Forest Service. The cause of the fire was a downed power line.

The fire was previously known as the “Broken Arrow” fire, but was later changed to “Shamrock Dr.” fire.

Michael G. Rippe was shut down in both directions due to limited visibility, according to South Trail Fire Protection and Rescue Service District. The road reopened around 6:40 p.m.

Broken Arrow Road, Shamrock Road, Anderson Road and Briarcliff Lane will remain closed as fire officials work to extinguish the flames, according to South Trail Fire Protection & Rescue Service District.

Mandatory evacuations were in effect near the intersection of Michael G. Rippe Parkway and Briarcliff Road, according to the FHP.

Children who live near the brush fire were sent to Rayma C. Page Elementary School onΒ 17000 S. Tamiami Trail, according to the Lee County School District.

Parents needed a photo ID to pick up their kids coming from the following schools:

  • Bonita Springs Middle Center for the Arts
  • Cypress Lake Middle
  • Fort Myers Middle Academy
  • Lexington Middle
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle
  • Three Oaks Middle

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