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Mulch fire persists in Collier County

Posted: 10:46 PM, May 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-30 22:46:18-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Despite heavy rains, the mulch fire in Eastern Collier County is still burning. 

The fire started almost seven weeks ago on Jones Mining Road - and since the rain can't reach the bottom of mulch piles, they are still smoldering, North Collier Fire crews said. 

Collier County contracted with a company to help them put out the ten acre fire, but it will cost them $2,500 per day.