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Bonita fire crews tend hotspots over weekend

Posted at 4:37 PM, Mar 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-28 11:07:22-04

UPDATE 11:00 AM 3/28: Officials said the "stubborn" fire was fully contained as of Monday morning.

UPDATE 5:30 PM: According to Bonita Springs Fire, the brush fires have spread on Vincent and Sand Road to approximately 120 acres; there are currently no damaged structures.

UPDATE 3:30 PM: According to the Bonita Springs Fire Control Rescue District, the East Bonita wildfire has grown to about 95 acres and is around 90% contained; no structures are in danger.

UPDATE as of 7:30PM - Firefighters from Lee County and Collier County are on scene trying to contain the fires in East Bonita Springs. Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District says no homes are in danger at this time. The fire is reported to be at least 70 acres and 40% contained. The Division Of Forestry is on scene working on the lines that will contain the wildfires.

UPDATE as of 6:25PM - Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District says the fire has grown to approximately 30 acres and split into two wildfires.

The original brushfire was off Sand and Vincent Road and then a second fire is now off of Tower Road. Bonita Springs Fire has also requested additional support to try and extinguish the wildfire.

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla - According to Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District crews are on scene for a one-acre wildfire off Vincent and Sand Road in east Bonita Springs.

Additional units have been called to respond to the wildfire due to the dry ground conditions and wind gusts.

Firefighters will remain on the scene to control and extinguish the fire.

Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District state firefighters have responded to three small brushfires just this afternoon... adding that means conditions are prime for wildfire.