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At least seven fires burned in Southwest Florida on Wednesday

Posted at 9:41 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 23:14:58-04

SOUTHWEST, Fla.  — At least seven brush fires have burned thousands of acres across Southwest Florida as of Wednesday evening.

As of 11:06 p.m., the largest two fires are still burning.

The following is a county by county breakdown:

Collier County
- 36th Avenue SE
-Burned at least 2,500 acres and is 0% contained

Collier County
- 22nd Avenue SE
-Burned at least 1,500 acres and is 0% contained

You can find the latest information on these two fires that have burned more than 5,000 acres here.

Collier County
-This fire was breaking news at the time this article was posted. FOX 4 is working to gather more information,.
-According to the Collier County Sheriff's Office, a brush fire at Immokalee and Oil Well Roads has shut down Immokalee Road between Camp Keais Rd and SR 29.

Charlotte County
-On Highway 17
-Burned about 75 acres and is 90% contained

Glades County
-State Road 78 at Curry Island
-Burned 5 acres and is contained, according to Glades County Public Safety

Hendry County
-Near Sears Road
-Burned 250 acres and is 100% contained
-State Road 29 from Sears Road to County Road 832 are shut down

Lee County
-Near 30th Street SW and State Road 82
-Burned at least 20 total acres and is 100% contained
State Road 82 was shut down for some time. It has since reopened.