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200-acre brush fire sparks in Immokalee

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. The post 200-acre brush fire sparks in Immokalee appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 ...

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Wildfires continue in SWFL despite arrival of rainy season

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.  Anything that radiates...

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Brush fire sparks in Collier County

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 Greater Naples Fire and FFS are...

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3-acre brush fire sparks in Golden Gate Estates

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A 3 acre brush fire sparked on 24th Avenue near DeSoto Boulevard in Golden Gate Estates on Thursday. The Florida Forest Service and Greater Naples fire units are responding to the fire. FFS officials have confirmed it is currently 90 percent contained. Crews are working to put water on the fire. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is also assisting fire crews. No evacuations are in place near this brush fire. This is a developing story. The post 3-acre brush fire sparks in Golden Gate Estates appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Prevent wildfires by disposing of yard waste responsibly — Here’s what to do

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...

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Power pole falls & ignites brush fire in Collier County

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. The post Power pole falls & ignites brush fire in Collier...

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Clean up begins in wake of massive Golden Gate Estates brush fire

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...

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Ecologist proposes landscape changes after Golden Gate Estates brush fire

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 there...

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Family loses home in massive Golden Gate Estates brush fire

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 and...

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Fire crews respond to three brush fires in Lehigh Acres

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – Firefighters responded to three separate brush fires in Lehigh Acres Sunday. According to the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District, crews responded to brush fires at 7753 3rd Place & Wheeler Rd. near the Hendry County line, another at 68th Street W and Joan Ave., and a third at Unice Ave. N and 7th St. Firefighters said the brush fire on Wheeler Rd. burned around 12-acres of land total and destroyed a shed, but crews were able to protect 12 homes in the area. Video from Wheeler Rd fire pic.twitter.com/geu7nsUCeu— Lehigh Acres Fire Control...

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