Multiple buildings burned in Lehigh wildfire

Posted at 5:21 PM, Apr 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-22 08:10:26-04




LEE COUNTY, Fla. – In addition to brush fires burning in Collier and Charlotte counties Friday, we're also following a brush fire in Lehigh Acres in Lee County that has damaged four homes.

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This fire is 100 acres and dangerously close to several homes, four have already been damaged.  There are no reports of injuries.  Our crews on scene say people are trying to put out fires in their own yards with hoses. 

Several fire trucks have run out of water leaving homeowners to try and put out fires themselves.

It’s happening in the area of West 9th Street and Ann Avenue North.  There are several roads closed in the area due to heavy smoke.  You are urged to avoid the area or seek an alternate route.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and you can stick with Fox 4 for any updates.