Crews battle brush fire close to homes in North Fort Myers

Posted at 4:35 PM, Feb 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-20 08:04:12-05

Fire Crews were battling a 15-20 acre brush fire in North Fort Myers Sunday near the Lee Civic Center.

The fire started at around 2:45 p.m. at Bentwood Court and Old Bayshore Road.  This is near a neighborhood with homes close by.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office says there were multiple road closures due to emergency vehicles in the area, and encouraged the public to avoid the area if possible.

At last report, investigators say the fire was 20 percent contained, and are still working to find the cause of the fire.

Crews will be in the area into the evening containing hot spots.