4 brush fires burning a complete of about 400 acres shut down a bit of Interstate 75 in southwest Florida on Wednesday, officers mentioned.
One of the fires threatened about 30 houses in the Collier County space of Golden Gate Estates, in accordance with the Florida Forestry Service. A toll part of I-75 referred to as Alligator Alley was shut down for about 20 miles, the Florida Freeway Patrol mentioned.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Workplace and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee have been coordinating voluntary evacuations in the areas close to the fires, the Naples Every day Information reported.
The Higher Naples Fireplace Rescue District led efforts to combat the blazes, whereas two Lee County strike groups and one Sarasota County crew additionally responded, Naples Fireplace Chief Kingman Schuldt mentioned.