MW Horticulture says mulch flare-up in North Fort Myers caused smoke, no flames

Firefighters contained a mulch flare-up at MW Horticulture in North Fort Myers Monday night.

Denise Houghtaling with M.W. Horticulture confirmed there the visible smoke coming from the North Fort Mys facility was due to a small hot spot. Houghtaling said there were no flames and said this kind of flare-up is typical of mulch piles during the rainy season.

Florida Highway Patrol listed this incident as brush fire off I-75 in North Fort Myers on its website.

The facility is off southbound I-75 near mile marker 144, just north of Bayshore Road.

The scene has been contained.

Writer:WINK News
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