Jim Kurth's home on Le Buff Road was destroyed by a brush fire on Tuesday, March 7.

Picayune Strand brush fire 100 percent controlled

NAPLES, Fla. The fire that charred approximately 7,230 acres in the Picayune Strand State Forest is 100 percent controlled, the Florida Forest Service said.

More than 50 agencies have worked to extinguish the flames of the brush fire that’s been burning since March 5, according to the state forest service. It forced mandatory evacuations and road closures to portions of Collier County.

While approximately 1,000 structures were saved in the fire, the state forest service said. At least four homes were destroyed.

The cause of the fire remains unclear.

No further information was immediately available.

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