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Evacuations ordered for parts of Collier County due to brush fire

Posted at 1:04 PM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 10:35:01-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Fire authorities are evacuating neighborhoods east of Collier Boulevard due to a large fire in Picayune Strand near Naples.

According to the Caloosahatchee Forestry Center, mandatory evacuations are in effect for Naples Club RV, Panther Walk RV, Forest Glen Golf 7 Country Club, and horse stable along Neuman Drive.

These areas are all off Beck Boulevard and east of Collier Boulevard.

Collier County Emergency Management reports a reception center for evacuees has been set up at Golden Gate Community Center (4701 Golden Gate Parkway) if needed.

A 2nd reception center has been opened at Eagle Lakes Park (11565 Tamiami Trail E.).

MORE: Photos of Tuesday's fire near Naples

A Collier County Emergency Information Hotline is now live at (239) 252-8444 or 311 (Collier County only).