LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Officials say a brush fire that sparked in eastern Lehigh Acres was caused by a child playing with fireworks.
Crews arrived to the 1100 block of Venetia St. E around noon Thursday.
The fire was small but was close enough to roadways to prompt the closure of Columbus Blvd. between Pisa and Capri St.
In a series of tweets describing the incident, officials with Lehigh Acres Fire Control & Rescue District said a boy was discovered to have been playing with fireworks in a lot near his house.
An investigation determined the fire was caused by a juvenile playing with fireworks in the lot next to his house. In addition to being a bad idea due to our dry weather, it is also a violation of the current burn ban. pic.twitter.com/sfTu7FFTzh— Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District (@LehighAcresFD) April 7, 2022