Crews fully contain 35-acre brush fire off Corkscrew Rd in Lee County

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Smoke can be seen from a 35-acre brush fire in southeast Lee County in the area of 23971 Corkscrew Rd. Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Credit: Estero Fire Rescue.

Estero Fire Rescue led the response to a large brush fire in southeast Lee County Wednesday afternoon.

According to the fire rescue Facebook post, the fire reached approximately 35 acres and was 100% contained as of 5 p.m.

The scene was in the area of 23971 Corkscrew Rd, which is roughly 7 miles east of the Corkscrew intersection with Alico Road.

No structures were reportedly in danger due to the fire at this time, and there were no injuries involved.

Florida Forest Service was also at the scene with tractor units and an aircraft unit helping to survey and contain the fire.

“Help us get a good oversight of the fire, just how far it’s moving and how fast it’s growing,” an information officer for Estero Fire said in a live Facebook video.

Crews with Bayshore, Bonita Springs, San Carlos Park, Lehigh Acres and South Trail fire agencies, along with airport crews, Lee County deputies and Lee County EMS all responded to the scene and assisted in the effort to contain the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and crews remained at the scene to monitor hot spots.

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