LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Firefighters in South Lee County return to woods near the Wildcat Run Country Club, off Corkscrew Road in Estero, to keep a close eye on hot spots and flare ups from Wednesday night's brush fire.
Fire officials say the 50-acre fire was under control by 1:00 a.m., but strong winds are making firefighting efforts challenging. The fire is about 50 percent contained. The secluded area is also posing some access issues for trucks, firefighters say.
No homes were ever threatened, but if you live in that area, it's possible you could smell some smoke today.
The investigation indicates an electrical malfunction in a well pump caused the fire to spark.
There are continued red flag warnings until 8:00 p.m. The wind has made it tough for firefighters to fight, with gusts up to 13 miles per hour. It will be monitored throughout the evening and for the next couple of days.