MW Horticulture fire contained through Saturday

MW Horticulture fire contained through Saturday

SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla.– Last week a fire sparked at MW Horticulture in Fort Myers, the fire has been 100% contained, according to the San Carlos Park Fire Department (SCPFD).

The seven-acre fire has continued to smoke with occasional flare-ups throughout the weekend. The San Carlos Park Fire Department cleared all units from the scene Tuesday night after fighting the blaze for 10 days.

Crews have used over 63,000 gallons of water per hour to tame the fire.

MW fire continues to smolder with occasional flare-ups. 100% contained to MW, approx 7 acres involved. 1 ladder, 1 engine & 3 personnel on-scene. Approx 63,000 gallons p/hr water being utilized. Interior fire has been accessed through use of unmanned monitors. #MWFire

— San Carlos Park FD (@SanCarlosParkFD) April 16, 2022

The fire started on April 9 after mulch piles were not handled properly, according to the SCPFD Fire Marshal.

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Unmanned sprinklers have been left on the property to continue pumping water onto the pile to help prevent flare-ups.

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