Florida Wildfire Burned Homes to Their Foundations

Florida Wildfire Burned Homes to Their Foundations

Updated 5/19/20: Naples Daily News published an article providing updates on the 36 Avenue SE Fire, which has destroyed 12 homes and 33 outbuildings in Collier County, Fla.

36th Avenue SE Brush Fire Shrinks in Size, Containment Increases to 75%

Updated 5/15/20: The Weather Channel published a report detailing wildfire activity in Collier County, Fla. Two events originally igniting on either side of Interstate 75 have merged into one large fire that has so far consumed more than 8,500 acres.

Growing Florida Wildfires Force More Evacuations; Interstate 75 Reopens

Additional Resources:

Evacuation Information:

NBC2 (8,500-Acre Brush Fire Burns in Golden Gate Estates)

WINK News (No New Evacuation Orders in Collier County)

Disaster Alert
May 9, 2020

Source: WTXL ABC 27

Additional Resource:

WKRG CBS 5 (5 Mile Swamp Fire, Hurst Hammock Fire 65% Contained)

Approximate locations sustaining home damage:


–  Avalon Beach/Milton (Santa Rosa County, 32583)

NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida Forest Service continues to battle a 2,000-acre wildfire in Santa Rosa County.

That’s about 150 miles west of Tallahassee.

Right now, I-10 near Pensacola is still closed because of the smoke and flames.

Riding along with the Florida Forest Service, we got a close look at the heartbreaking damage.

The Forest Service says flames reached more than 100 feet up trees.

Homes caught in the middle burned to the foundation.

People living nearby say they’re packed up and ready to leave if needed.

For full report, please click the source link above.