Mulch Fire in Buckingham
A mulch fire burning at Country Lakes Farm in Buckingham is producing a large plume of smoke.
Members of a number of area fire departments including Tice, Fort Myers Shores, Lehigh Acres and Estero, worked the fire at Country Lakes Farm at the intersection of Staley Road and Tice Street in Buckingham.
Fire officials told Lehigh Acres Gazette decomposing mulch generates a lot of heat and it was likely started from a spontaneous combustion.
This fire could burn for days and could take hundreds of thousands of gallons water to fight it, according to Fire officials on scene.
Brush trucks have been circling surrounding roads to make sure the blaze doesn’t spread into the neighborhoods.