Crews with the Florida Forest Service were working Monday to contain an estimated 50-acre brush fire near the Pepper Ranch Preserve in Immokalee.
As of late Monday, no homes or buildings were threatened by the fire, which was caused by lightning, forest service spokesman Victor Hill said. By 9:15 p.m., the fire was about 20 percent contained.
Although the fire is not near structures, firefighters were trying to contain the fire before it spread to dense vegetation in the area.
“Because of the fuels that are present, we want to get a lot of units out there,” Hill said.