Brush Fires

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Brush fire ignites behind Lehigh Acres homes

Crews were on the scene of a brush fire that sparked Saturday afternoon in Lehigh Acres. The fire ignited around Hannah Avenue North just south...
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Mulch fire causes heavy smoke presence in Lee, Collier counties

A heavy smoke presence could be seen Thursday morning due to a mulch fire burning since Sunday on Immokalee Road, the North Collier Fire...
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Brush fire sparked alongside I-75 in Fort Myers

A brush fire sparked alongside I-75 in Lee County Sunday evening. The fire was located around mile marker 126 on I-75 southbound, close to San...

Greenway fire scorches 17,138 acres in Collier County

Fire crews worked to extinguish the Greenway fire Friday morning in the Picayune State Strand Forest, according to the Florida Forest Service. The fire caused...
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Collier ‘burnout’ along US 41 forces parents to pick up students early

Confusion and frustration surrounded Manatee Middle School Thursday afternoon after parents received phone calls asking them to pick up their children. "I honestly do not...
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Experts predict ‘overactive’ fire season in SWFL

"I'm ready for vacation. My brain's worn out. It's been a long year." Bobby Smitz is still recovering from hurricane season after Irma ripped his...
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US 41 reopens following ‘burnout’ in Collier County

Fire crews are still working to contain the Greenway fire in Collier County on Thursday. In a week, the fire burned more than 25 square...

Firefighters watch hotspots, work to contain Greenway fire

Fire crews continue to monitor hotspots after containing the Shamrock Drive fire in Fort Myers on Tuesday. Collier County ‘Greenway’ fire The Greenway fire has burned 16,876 acres...
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Briarcliff Lane brush fire in south Fort Myers 100 percent contained

Crews from more than 20 agencies extinguished the flames of the "Shamrock Dr." fire Tuesday on Briarcliff Lane, according to the Florida Forest Service. The...

Charlotte County implements burn ban amid drought, fire danger

An emergency ordinance prohibiting outdoor burning and using fireworks and sparklers was passed Tuesday, Charlotte County commissioners said. There will be no outdoor burning, which...

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