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A large brush fire forced residents to evacuate Wednesday afternoon in a Golden Gate Estates neighborhood, according to NBC2.

The brush fire burning at 36th Avenue SE and Everglades Boulevard South has scorched nearly 60 acres as of 3 p.m.

Residents along 34th Avenue SW, 36th Avenue SE, and 38th Avenue SE have been evacuated, according to Florida Forest Service. The fire is threatening at least 30 structures.

Everglades Boulevard South is currently closed to traffic from 16th Ave SE to 40th Avenue SE.

Greater Naples Fire Rescue District

Crews are currently working three fires in the Golden Gate Estates area totaling around 400 acres. Units from all local emergency response agencies are assisting.


Collier County Sheriff's Office

Fingerprints and blood left at a burglary scene helped lead deputies... to a woman who broke into and vandalized a Collier County Parks and Recreation building last year. Christy L. Jackson, 35, is charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure, a felony, in connection with the incident at Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Drive in East Naples.



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Katherine Viloria is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Content Manager. She loves to write, snap photos, and watch Grey's Anatomy. Connect with her on Instagram @alittlethisalittlekat