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Crews contain brush fire in Yucca Pens Wildlife Area

Posted at 3:01 PM, Mar 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-07 04:08:23-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — UPDATE as of 6:53 p.m. the Durden Parkway brush fire is reported 100 % contained. Crews will continue to mop up the fire and make sure the area is safe to open back up.

UPDATE as of 4:57p.m. the 120 acre fire is 90% contained.

As of 4:30p.m. According to Sean Allen the Durden Parkway Fire was caused by a downed power line. The fire is currently 120 acres and 80% contained.

The Florida Forest Service received a call around 2p.m. and is battling a brush fire covering 110 acres and growing. 25% of it is contained.

As of 3:50p.m., Sean Allen who is The Center Manager of Caloosahatchee Division of Florida Forest Service confirms the fire is 110 acres and growing. Crews are battling near red flag conditions which is becoming a problem around this time of the year. The wind is blowing embers. As of 3:50p.m. the fire is in the Yucca Pen wildlife area and moving north away from homes. Currently no homes are threatened and no evacuations.

The Florida Forest Service is calling this the Durden Parkway Fire.

One of the road closures begins at Durden Parkway at Northeast 14th Avenue.

3 dozers are on scene, one fixed-wing aircraft for observation purposes and fire intelligence as well as one helicopter dropping off water from dipping in local canal.

Officials want to make it clear - DO NOT fly drones around the area because if anyone sees a drone they have to land all helicopters until that drone is down. They can't fly if drones are flying for safety reasons.