File: Prescribed burn

Seeing smoke? There’s a 40-acre prescribed burn in Estero

A prescribed burn has been permitted for Friday by the Florida Forest Service in Lee County for a 40-acre area south of Corkscrew Road-in the same area as Thursday’s burn.

You may see or smell smoke, especially in the neighboring areas.

They advise anyone with asthma to stay indoors and away from the smoke. If anyone is experiencing asthmatic symptoms that cannot be controlled, that person should dial 911.

If the fire grows and is deemed “out-of-control”, the Bonita Springs Fire District may be asked to assist with mutual-aid to extinguish the fire. Until then, the fire is the responsibility of the Florida Forest Service and the person/business conducting the burn, the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

For more information on prescribed burns from the Florida Forestry Service visit

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