CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A small brush fire sent a large plume of smoke into the sky above Cape Coral on Sunday afternoon.
Don Cochran with Cape Coral Fire Department says the fire burned 10 acres in a heavily wooded area near Pine Island Road and Santa Barbara Boulevard. As of 7 p.m., officials said the fire was approximately 90% contained.
Crews from the Division of Forestry have two tractors digging a path so fire trucks can get back and put out the flames. Authorities indicated that the fire has been rather difficult to fight due to its location in a wooded area. In addition, three brush trucks have been stationed in the woods as authorities try to knock out the flames
At this time, fire officials indicated that no homes or structures are immediately threatened. As a precaution, firefighters have situated three fire trucks in the vicinity of the nearby homes in the event that the flames begin to spread toward the structures.
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