Two wildfires that sparked in Collier County, Thursday afternoon, have burned at least 1,500 acres.
According to officials, the blazes started in the Golden Gate neighborhood, a suburb of Naples. News cameras captured flames and smoke shooting high into the sky.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited Southwest Florida, Friday, and said officials are doing the best they can to fight the fires, which were only 10 percent contained.
“We are providing all the resources we can,” said Scott. “We are coordinating our activities to make sure everything that’s needed in Collier County are here and can get here quickly as we can. The most important thing is we are very thankful we have the firefighters we have at the state, local and federal level that put their lives at risk to keep us all safe.”
Officials said one unoccupied house was destroyed, and several cars and sheds have sustained damage, as well. Authorities issued an evacuation order for some homes in the area, but have since canceled the evacuation and let residents back into their homes.
No injuries had been reported as of Friday afternoon.
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