Several fires burn across SWFL; all currently out and being cleaned up
Several fires have burned across Southwest Florida on Tuesday. All of the fires are now out and scenes are being cleaned up.
North Fort Myers fire
An outdoor fire threatened three structures in North Fort Myers, according to the North Fort Myers Fire Control & Rescue Service District.
The fire was in the area of Evergreen Road and one of the structures in danger was the EMS logistics building.
As of around 2:45 p.m. the fire was out and being cleaned up. It burned half an acre and there were no injuries.
Charlotte County fire
A brush fire in Charlotte County burned 78 acres Tuesday afternoon, according to Charlotte County Fire Rescue.
As of 3 p.m., the fire off Duncan Road and Lillis Street is 100% contained. There were no injuries or homes threatened.
Florida Forestry is on scene, as well as Charlotte Fire, and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office chopper is dumping water over the fire.
They are currently in the mop-up phase.
Lehigh Acres fire
There was also a brush fire in the 700 block of Jefferson Avenue in Lehigh Acres Tuesday afternoon, according to Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District.
Crews were on scene of the fire in a densely overgrown lot next to several residences.
The fire was quickly put out and is currently in the mop-up phase.
Fire on Jefferson is out. Crews are busy with mop up. They are using chain saws to access the burn area due to the dense brush. pic.twitter.com/G0TdqAbVQ4
— Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District (@LehighAcresFD) May 12, 2020