Coral Lakes fire in Cape Coral now 100% contained

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A brush fire that broke out in Cape Coral Thursday is now 100% contained, but still under investigation.

It started late Thursday morning at the Yellow Fever Creek Preserve near the Coral Lakes Subdivision.
That's between Kismet Parkway and U.S. 41.

The fire was contained by Friday morning, but crews are remaining on scene to be monitor it throughout the day.

The fire caused Del Prado Boulevard to close in the area for about two hours Friday due to heavy smoke.  We're told the fire burned seven acres but there weren't any structures in danger.

However we spoke to people living in the area who told us they saw black ashes falling from the sky, burnt leaves, and multiple trucks and crews positioned on a pretty smokey road to make sure to get it under control and open up the roads as quickly as possible when it was safe enough to do so.
 

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