Brush fires across SWFL force evacuations, road closures Thursday

Firefighters are working to contain three brush fires in Collier & Hendry counties.

Southwest Florida is still at very high and extreme fire risk, according to fire officials.

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Collier County

‘Greenway fire’

This fire has burned 125 acres and was contained Thursday morning.

‘Flag Pond fire’

A voluntary evacuation was issued Thursday for structures on Snake Road and Lee Williams Road, according to fire officials.

The fire charred 1,500 acres and was 20 percent contained as of 9:30 p.m. in the Picayune Strand State Forest, fire officials said. Fire officials are actively containing the brush fire.

‘116th Ave SE fire’

The 400-acre fire in the Picayune Strand State Forest was 20 percent contained as of 5 p.m., fire officials said.

Hendry County

‘West Boundary fire’

The fire, located near Hendry County Jail, has burned 800 acres and was 50 percent contained as of 5:31 p.m., according to fire officials. No structures are threatened.

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