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Brush fire in Lee County starts due to trees making contact with power lines

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Posted at 8:12 PM, Mar 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-24 20:47:24-04

UPDATE (8:46 PM) — According to Florida Forest Service, the brush fire is at 95% containment, 15 acres. Mop-up operations are in progress.

FFS is on the scene along with Charlotte County Sheriff's Office helicopter and local fire departments.

A brush fire started in North Fort Myers near Slater Rd and I-75, causing a large smoke plume. All lanes remain open but due to the smoke plume, there is low visibility along southbound I-75.