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North Strike Team works together to contain brush fire in Cape Coral

Posted at 3:52 PM, Mar 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-03 20:19:27-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — This afternoon around 2:30pm, Cape Coral firefighters responded to assist North Fort Myers Fire Control District and the Florida Forest Service in battling a brush fire on the border of Cape Coral and North Fort Myers at Garden Blvd. and NE 24th Ave.

The 15-acre fire is now 80% contained.

There was potential for a few nearby homes to be threatened, but firefighters quickly defended the properties, and no evacuations were required.

Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District, Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District, Tice Fire & Rescue District, Fort Myers Shores Fire Dept., and Bayshore Fire Rescue all worked together.

Firefighters from the CCFD, NFMFD, and FFS will share the responsibility of remaining on the scene to monitor the situation and mop up any hot spots throughout the night and into tomorrow if necessary.