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Tamiami Trail reopened in Collier County

Posted at 11:29 PM, Mar 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-27 23:31:04-04

A 16,000 acre wildfire continues to burn east of Naples.

The Greenway fire, which has been burning for almost a week, is just over 50% contained.

Smoke from the fire forced the highway patrol to close Tamiami Trail between San Marco Road and Six L Farms Road Tuesday.

Wind forced the fire south, firefighters were barely able to keep it from burning down a small Seminole Indian settlement.

"They had the helicopter about every 60 seconds dropping water, dropping water," said Isaac Schroth, who owns a wood carving shop at Tamiami Trail and San Marco Road.

He had most of his carvings loaded into a trailer just in case he had to evacuate.

More road closures are possible overnight if smoke conditions worsen.