IMMOKALEE, Fla. – A brush fire sparked near State Road 29 in Immokalee Tuesday growing up to 200 acres, according to the Florida Forestry Service.
The fire is currently 95 percent contained as crews work to extinguish the blaze.
Update: Immokalee Ranch fire – 95% contained at 200 acres. Dozers widening lines for brush trucks. pic.twitter.com/rpbD5l0xeg
— FFS Caloosahatchee (@FFS_cafc) June 8, 2021
Witnesses said farm equipment was also damaged in the fire.
This is a developing story.
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COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Rainy season has begun but the Florida Forrest Service says the fire fight is far from over.
As crews continue to battle 95 acres of fire in the Picayune Strand Forrest, they are concerned as afternoon thunderstorm begin to roll in.
Wildfire Mitigation Specialist with the Florida Forrest Service Caloosahatchee District Melinda Avni said hundreds of acres of land across Florida is dried out.
“A majority of the state is in a slightly dryer condition than what we expect for this time of year,” Avni said.
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Over a week has passed since a brush fire decimated their home and the Perez family is still picking up the pieces.
“We’re sleeping and we’re just trying to piece everything back together as we go along,” Johnathan Perez said.
The brush fire, that ignited on 14th Avenue, left behind ash, burnt debris and damaged memories.
Their house has been 90 percent gutted all because of the love and support from their community, who volunteered their time this past weekend to lend a helping hand.
“People came out to help us, donating whatever they could, trying...
NAPLES, Fla. – A brush fire has ignited in Collier County.
The fire started around 4 p.m. Sunday and is currently burning off of Sabal Palm Road and Sanders Boulevard in Naples, according to the Florida Forestry Service.
Officials said the brush fire is estimated at 10-15 acres as crews work to extinguish the blaze.
#wildfire in #CollierCounty – Sanders Blvd. Size estimated at 10-15 acres. 2 @FLForestService dozer units on scene. @CollierSheriff Air rescue 1 is E/R. pic.twitter.com/5MdLxwcgTG
— FFS Caloosahatchee (@FFS_cafc) May 30, 2021
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COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A 1.5 acre brush fire has sparked on 24th Avenue near DeSoto Boulevard in Golden Gate Estates.
The Florida Forest Service and Greater Naples fire units are responding to the fire. FFS officials have confirmed it is currently 50 percent contained.
Crews are working to put water on the fire. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is also assisting fire crews.
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COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Fire crews have been working around the clock to put out the brush fire ravaging areas of 14th Avenue in Golden Gate Estates.
More than 900 acres have burned and as of Wednesday morning and the brush fire is 80 percent contained.
Fire officials are remininding people who live in areas prone to brush fires that burning yard debris is strongly discouraged, espescially during the dry season.
Yard waste fires that get out of hand are one of the leading causes of wildfires in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture.
Also, burning household garbage...
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Fire crews with the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District & Florida Forest Service Caloosahatchee District Field District were fighting a fire on 16th Avenue NW just west of Wilson Boulevard West on Monday evening.
The fire started after a power pole fell and ignited surrounding brush.
A quick response from fire crews on the ground and in the sky helped save two homes that were threatened by the flames.
No injuries or property damage were reported and the fire burned less than half an acre of brush.
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GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. — Families on 14th Avenue are picking up the pieces after a major fire in Golden Gate Estates over the weekend.
“We’re working on monitoring and mopping up,” Melinda Avni from the Florida Forest Service said. “So, if we see a hot spot, we see excessive smoldering, there will be some little bits of smoke here and there.”
Fire officials are monitoring for potential sparks as dry conditions continue.
“Because we have these dry conditions, we have excessive humidity, we have warm temperatures, we may or may not see a change in the winds we currently...
GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. – Several groups in Golden Gate Estates are helping families affected by the fires. But a local ecologist hopes to make an even bigger change by preventing the fires before they even spark.
Kara Driscoll studies plants and animals for a living. Over the weekend, she said she felt helpless as she watched fire crews battle a brushfire on 14th Avenue Southeast.
“I don’t want to see people get hurt, I don’t want to see a tragedy like this happen again,” Driscoll said. “I think it’s incredibly brave that they’re out...
GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. – A family is heartbroken and restless, following the aftermath of a brush fire that ignited on 14th Avenue near DeSoto Boulevard Saturday afternoon.
“This is what we’re left with, nothing! We lost it all,” said homeowner Jonathan Perez. “When I got here (Saturday) I grabbed the buckets and water from the pond to try and keep the house cool so heat did not transfer and I lost that battle.”
The fire grew up to 1500-acres by Sunday afternoon and officials with the Florida Forestry Service (FFS) said at least two homes have been deemed complete losses...