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Lightning caused airport brush fire

Posted at 5:54 PM, Apr 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-05 15:37:05-04

FORT MYERS, Fla — Lee County fire officials have contained a blaze that sparked Monday afternoon near the grounds of Southwest Florida International Airport on Airport Haul Road.

Florida Forest Service said the brush fire spread to between five to seven acres.

According to airport officials, there was no impact on flights.

Florida Forest Service, Mike Weston, confirmed that the fire was caused by lightning.