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Brush fire in Hendry County threatened 3 homes; now fully contained

Hendry County
Posted at 6:06 PM, Mar 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-30 05:51:35-04

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. — UPDATE 8:40 PM: Fire Officials are reporting that the brush fire is 100% contained. The area has been reopened.

UPDATE 7:10 PM: The fire is now 95% contained and still around 10 acres. The Caloosahatchee Center Manager of Florida Forest Services, Sean Allen said they are now in the "mop-up phase," and that everything is looking good.

The Caloosahatchee Center Manager of Florida Forest Services, Sean Allen, confirmed that there is a brush fire of approximately 10 acres in the middle of Hendry County near Pioneer Plantation.

According to Allen, the fire is 50% contained; there are three tractor plow units on the ground with two more on the way and a helicopter.

The location of the brush fire is in a rural area, there are multiple residents nearby and the brushfire was said to have been threatening to three homes.