NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Investigators are blaming weather for a big brush fire in North Fort Myers. WINK News has confirmed that a lightning strike sparked a 15-20 acre fire in the area of Nalle and St. Paul Roads.
Conditions are calm now as firefighters are mopping up a few hot spots in these trees. It took crews about two hours to get this fire under control but it didn't come without its fair share of of challenges. It took several agencies to battle the fire in sweltering heat. A Bayshore Fire Commander tells WINK News that finding the flames was half the battle.
No homes were in harm's way and no evacuations were required. Calm winds made for a very slow-moving fire which helped crews get the upper hand.