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Police seek arson suspect in North Fort Myers brush fire

Posted at 6:56 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 18:56:53-04

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — A 40-acre brush fire threatened homes in the North Fort Myers area of Bowling Road and Lost Lane.

A new report released says a suspect was observed running through the woods into Suncoast Estates after he was seen watching the fire from a distance.

Witnesses describe the suspect as a white male, possibly in his early 40's. He was wearing red shorts with black tights underneath and a black t-shirt. He has short brown hair and a beard.

If you know anything about this crime or the suspect, please call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Tips may also be made online at or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.