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Corkscrew Road reopened following 120-acre fire

Corkscrew Road between Whidden Loop and Wildcat Drive has reopened following a fire.
Multiple agencies have responded to a 15-acre fire on Corkscrew Road
Lee County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 4:33 PM, May 13, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-13 22:13:22-04

LEE CO., Fla. — Multiple agencies responded to a 120-acre fire on Corkscrew Road on Monday afternoon.

Update (10:00 p.m.):
Estero Fire Rescue reports Corkscrew Road has reopened to traffic.

Update (7:00 p.m.):
Crews have the fire 90% contained and have kept it under control at 120 acres.

Update (6:30 p.m.):
The Florida Forest Service says the fire is 60% contained, but has burned 120 acres. Along with two Forest Service tractors, one aircraft has been called in to help control the blaze.

Update (4:38P):

Estero Fire Rescue says multiple agencies are responding to a 15-acre fire on Corkscrew Road at the county line. They tell us no structures have been damaged and no injuries have been reported.

Multiple agencies have responded to a 15-acre fire on Corkscrew Road

Corkscrew Road had been shut down from State Road 82 to Corkscrew Field Road for the safety of the crews as they work to Control the fire.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office says aviation and patrol are actively monitoring the situation and are ready to deploy as needed.

Original Reporting:

15-acre fire shuts down portion of Corkscrew Road

Traffic is shutdown at Corkscrew Road between Whidden Loop and Wildcat Drive due to a fire.

That's according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, as deputies work to re-route traffic.

Drivers are asked to use "extreme caution" in the area and seek an alternate route if possible.