Published: Jun 10, 2011 5:14 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 08, 2011 10:20 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A 180-acre brush fire that proved to be problematic for firefighters in Bonita Springs has been completely contained.   

Crews are tackling three separate fires along a canal several miles north of Bonita Beach Road and east of Bonita Grande Drive.

The remote area of the fires is presenting quite a challenge for firefighters. Crews had to wait for the Department of Forestry to bring in tractors to clear out trees and carve out roads so that trucks can get to the fire. 

Now, strong winds out of the northeast later Friday afternoon could become problematic.

There's at least one home and several barns in the area that would be threatened if the fire spreads south. 

The brush fire jumped the fire lines Thursday late afternoon. 

The fire started from an unknown source Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.

No homes are in danger and there have been no injuries to either firefighters or civilians.

 

 

 

 

 

From Bonita FD:
As of 9:30 am on June 9, the brush fire in Bonita Springs, which started from an unknown source yesterday at approx. 5:15 pm, is now about 50 acres and 90% contained. As of this morning, Bonita Springs Fire-Rescue has one brush truck and Division of Forestry on scene for mop up and evaluation of the situation. . Crews are extinguishing hot spots and will monitor the wind conditions this afternoon. No homes are in danger and there have been no injuries to either firefighters or civilians.
Please call me if you have any questions. Right now there is no smoke, or flames, so it's not visual. If you want to send someone out please ask them to coordinate with me. This area is difficult to navigate in a personal vehicle and we wouldn't want anyone getting stuck in the sugar sand.