CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Firefighters from Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department have helped battle brush fires in Collier County in recent days.

Four Coral Springs firefighters joined dozens of others from Broward, Miami Dade and Palm Beach counties in extinguishing massive fires along the edge of the Florida Everglades, including the north and south sides of I-75, known as Alligator Alley.

“Our crews have been working hard for the past three days, protecting homes and businesses from the possible exposure of passing flames and embers,” Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department posted on their social media channels on Sunday.

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At one point, one of those fires threatened close to 30 homes in the Collier County area, according to the Florida Forestry Service. The fires led to some evacuations and damage to some structures.  

As of Sunday, at least 50 percent of some fires had been contained in Collier County, Florida Forestry Service said on social media.

 

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