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Mulch fire burning in South Fort Myers

Posted at 9:14 AM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 07:15:42-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Fire crews are monitoring a mulch fire that is under control in South Fort Myers Thursday morning.

The fire is at the MW Horticulture Recycling Facility on Thomas Road.  That's just off Michael G. Rippe Parkway just north of Alico Road.

While the fire is contained, there has been a fair amount of smoke generated from the fire.  Some are reporting a smoky smell as far away as Cape Coral.

The smoke is expected to decrease as the day goes on.

This was a rekindling of a mulch fire that started around 6pm Wednesday.

No homes are threatened by the fire, and there are no plans to order any evacuations.