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.
@FHPSWFL Troopers monitoring 🔥 conditions on I75 at mile marker 147 in Lee County! All lanes remain open! pic.twitter.com/N6KIVyy3fa
— FHP SWFL (@FHPSWFL) March 24, 2023
If you see smoke in northern Lee county near the Charlotte Co line, this is why. A 10 acre brushfire is burning near Slater Rd. and I-75 (between Tuckers Grade and Bayshore), causing slowdowns heading southbound on I-75 #flwx pic.twitter.com/p1FK3n723X
— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsTV) March 24, 2023
I’m on scene on wildfire. Lee County Sheriff has road closed at Slater Rd and Meadow Dr. https://t.co/6yaJ2ao0nQ pic.twitter.com/egr37U3Cs4
— Andrew Shipley (@AShipleyWX) March 24, 2023