GOLDEN GATE, Fla. — Brush fires spread across multiple counties Friday afternoon in Southwest Florida due to high winds. A large section of Collier County, including Golden Gate Estate, has been affected.
A temporary evacuation refuge with limited services was located at Max Hasse Community Park. Location: 3890 Golden Gate Blvd West
UPDATE 3/3/2023 10:30 PM - Evacuations have been lifted.
UPDATE 3/4/2023 5:47 PM - Firefighters say brush fire near Golden Gate Blvd. West is 75% contained and has spread roughly 300 acres. Crews will be working throughout Saturday to keep it contained.
The FFS said the cause of the fire was due to power lines coming into contact with a tree. Officials do say neither the tree nor the power line physically fell.
Fox 4 is currently tracking the fires and will have updates when available.
Location: Collier County, Wilson Blvd and Jung Blvd.— FFS Caloosahatchee (@FFS_cafc) March 4, 2023
Size: Est. 300 Acres
Containment: 75%, Mop-up Operations in progress
Number of units on scene: 8 FFS Tractor-Plow Units, and local Fire Department.
Cause: Power Lines
Please Avoid The Area pic.twitter.com/pxpHd1oNZx
— Collier County Emergency Management (@CollierEM) March 3, 2023