|Published:||May 23, 2013 11:43 AM EDT|
|Updated:||May 23, 2013 5:17 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Firefighters continue to battle a 65-acre brush fire, which sparked Wednesday afternoon. The affected land is west of the Island Park community and consisted mainly of Lee County and state park preserves.
As of Thursday afternoon, the fire was 100 percent contained.
The Florida Forest Service, Park Service and San Carlos Park firefighters monitored the fireline.
According to the Forest Service, since the affected land was mostly wet and marshy, nearby homes were buffered from the flames.
The saltwater marsh also meant crews could not use heavy equipment, like bulldozers, and fought much of the fire by hand.
Firefighters believed the brush fire started earlier in the week with a lightning strike, and took some days to grow into a noticeable fire.