Brush fires in Golden Gate Estates. View from Waterways.

Uber is extending a helping hand to Golden Gate Estate residents who have been affected by recent brush fires.

The rideshare service is offering vouchers that are valid for one trip to or from a shelter location for up to $20, according to NBC2. The voucher is redeemable until 11 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

The two shelter locations include:

  • Max Hasse Community Center, 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W.
  • Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy

To claim the voucher, USE THIS LINK. 

The brush fire on 36th Ave. Southeast in Golden Gate Estates has scorched 8,500 acres and is 10% contained, according to the Florida Forest Service.

Multiple county burn bans were put into place across Southwest Florida on Friday.

Here are photos from the fire this week:



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