Firefighters battle brush fire off I-75, south of Corkscrew Road

Smoke billows from a brush fire seen along Interstate 75 near Corkscrew Road on July 8, 2012.

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Smoke billows from a brush fire seen along Interstate 75 near Corkscrew Road on July 8, 2012.

Smoke from a brush fire streams across Interstate 75, south of Corkscrew Road in Lee County, on July 8, 2012. Photo courtesy of LeAnne Thrasher

LeAnne Thrasher

Smoke from a brush fire streams across Interstate 75, south of Corkscrew Road in Lee County, on July 8, 2012. Photo courtesy of LeAnne Thrasher

Firefighters battled a brush fire July 8, 2012, near Interstate 75 in Lee County with smoke visible for miles. This photo was shot in front of Copperleaf, a community in the Brooks. Photo courtesy of LeAnne Thrasher

LeAnne Thrasher

Firefighters battled a brush fire July 8, 2012, near Interstate 75 in Lee County with smoke visible for miles. This photo was shot in front of Copperleaf, a community in the Brooks. Photo courtesy of LeAnne Thrasher

— Firefighters were battling a brush fire Sunday afternoon near Interstate 75, about a mile south of the Corkscrew Road exit.

Florida Forest Service firefighters are on the scene, spokesman Victor Hill said, and Florida Highway Patrol officials are aware of the fire. Its size and exact location weren't immediately available.

Forest Service employees were called to the scene at about 2:45 p.m., Hill said. He added the fire is likely in a dense vegetation that causes large plumes of smoke.

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