Proposed fire assessment fee would add 3 new fire stations in Collier

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Collier fire crews are working to contain a brush fire that was started by a lightning strike Tuesday.

The fire has burned 15 acres in a forested area near Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard, and is not a risk to homes or structures, according to fire officials.

Brush fires and emergencies like these are one reason why Collier County is looking to add more fire stations in the area.

A proposed fee would add three new fire stations in Collier County to help keep residents safe.

Sal D’Angelo, executive director at North Collier Fire Rescue District, is behind the proposal that would cost $254 a year and would appear on your tax collectors bill.

If approved, the proposal would fix 18-year-old fire trucks and add fire stations near Airport Pulling Road at Orange Blossom Drive, Vanderbilt Beach Road at Oaks Boulevard and Sun Century Road off U.S. 41.

Residents will get to vote on the proposal in August.

WINK News reporter Olivia Mancino has more details. Watch the video above for the full story.

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