COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A brush fire in Golden Gate Estates burns Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters say the 560-acre fire that burned yesterday has rekindled.
At this time, the fires from yesterday and today in this area have burned approximately 1,570 acres.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office strongly encourages evacuations for residents who live at 22nd Street SE, 6th Street SE, Dovetree Avenue and Frangipani Avenue. Travelers are urged to avoid this area.
Division of Forestry reports that 100 homes have been saved. There have been no damage or injuries.
At this time, the fire is 30 percent contained.
A gathering point for evacuees has been set up at Max Hasse Park.
The brush fire has also caused problems for four school bus routes for Cypress Palm Middle School. The four routes affected are: 732, 748, 749 and 783. Those buses will remain at the school until their parents, who are being contacted by the schol, can pick them up.
Additionally, buses 727 and 749 serving Palmetto Elementary School could not make their routes. Students who ride these buses remain at the school until their parents, who have been contacted by the school, can pick them up.
Another fire has broke out in Collier County at Santa Barbara and Greene Boulevard in Golden Gate City. This fire was 8 acres and has been completely contained.
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