Smoke, fires continue across parts of SWFL

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Crews are working to extinguish the flames of several fires still burning Sunday morning across Southwest Florida.

A travel advisory is in effect for mile markers 107 to 95 on Interstate 75, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Officials are listing the official cause of the Flag Pond, Greenway and 116th Ave fires as lighting.

Collier County

‘116th Avenue SE’ fire

This fire has burned 8,000 acres and is 45 percent contained, according to the Florida Forest Service on Sunday.

A hunting camp was destroyed and one structure is threatened, Florida Forest Service officials said.

‘Flag Pond’ fire

This fire has burned 2,600 acres and is 100 percent contained as of Sunday, Greater Naples Fire said on Twitter.

‘Greenway’ fire

These flames scorched 6,600 acres and is 20 percent contained, according to the Florida Forest Service on Sunday. An RV home was burned in Sabal Palm.

Greater Naples fire officials said residents and visitors in the Sabal Park, Verona Walk and Winding Cypress areas should stay alert.

Everglades Boulevard has closed, according to fire officials. 52nd Avenue to Sabal Palm remains shut down.

“Looking at your back door and seeing this, would you be comfortable sleeping at night?” said Naples resident.

Hendry County

‘West Boundary’ fire

This fire has charred 2,200 acres and is 50 percent contained, the Florida Forest Service said Sunday via Twitter.


‘Water Plant’ fire

This fire was extinguished but was rekindled Sunday afternoon. It is currently 20 acres. Multiple crews are responding. The fire is located just south of RSW.

Smoky conditions in SWFL

Fire crews are urging people to remain vigilant as smoke billows from fires burning across Southwest Florida.

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