24th ave brush fire

Lack of rain and possible lightning increases brush fire risk

Lightning is one of the threats that could spark a brush fire. But also the lack of rain in recent weeks isn’t helping either. A brush fire in Golden Gate Estates on Monday caused people to evacuate. And that was just one of many fires in Collier County during the holiday weekend. When it’s dry […]

Bringing neighbors together after Golden Gate Estates fire

The 36th Avenue SE fire has finally been contained. But it’s caused much destruction to the Golden Gate Estates neighborhood and to the families living there. While some lost homes, others lost pets and sentimental items no dollar amount can replace. For residents like Bonnie Kubicsek, losing just about everything can be heartbreaking. “After they […]

Neighborhoods in Collier County on high alert as wildfire continues to burn

Some neighborhoods in Southwest Florida are on high alert at risk of being impacted by the fire burning in Collier County. There is a high fire danger in the areas highlighted on the map below: We’ve watched fire trucks come back and forth along Beck Road. As of Friday evening, mandatory evacuations were lifted, but […]

SWFL company helping make protective supplies for first responders, healthcare workers

A major Southwest Florida company is helping make supplies for first responders and healthcare workers to help protect them from COVID-19. We spoke to North Collier Fire about getting this much-needed equipment. The production line at Arthrex looks a little different these days. Its bread and butter is orthopedic devices, but now, “We are now […]