Bonita fire crews tend to hot spots over the weekend
UPDATE 11:00 3/28: Officials said the “stubborn” blaze was fully contained by Monday morning.
UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: According to Bonita Springs Fire, the bushfires have spread on Vincent and Sand Road to approximately 120 acres; there are currently no damaged structures.
UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: According to the Bonita Springs Fire Rescue and Control District, the East Bonita Wildfire has spread to approximately 95 acres and is approximately 90% contained; no structure is in danger.
UPDATE at 7:30 p.m. – Lee County and Collier County firefighters are on site trying to contain the fires in East Bonita Springs. The Bonita Springs Fire and Rescue District says no homes are in danger at this time. The fire is said to be at least 70 acres and 40% contained. The Forestry Division is on site and working on the lines that will contain the wildfires.
UPDATE at 6:25 p.m. – The Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District says the blaze has spread to about 30 acres and has split into two wildfires.
The original bushfire was off Sand and Vincent Road, then a second fire is now off Tower Road. Bonita Springs Fire has also requested additional support in an attempt to extinguish the wildfire.
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – According to Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District crews are at the scene of a one-acre wildfire off Vincent and Sand Road, east of Bonita Springs.
Additional units were called in to respond to the wildfire due to dry ground conditions and gusty winds.
Firefighters will remain on site to control and extinguish the fire.
Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District firefighters responded to three small bushfires this afternoon… adding that means conditions are ripe for wildfires.