Sunday, April 30, 2006

Lehigh Fires Still Dangerous

LEHIGH ACRES, FL. -- Brush fires continued overnight in Lee county in the
Lehigh Acres subdivision. The fires burned about 2000 acres, beginning
Saturday afternoon in a wide area from the Hendry/Lee county line westward
from about 4th Street on the south to 17th Street on the north and as far
west as Williams Road in Lehigh. About a dozen homes are said to be
destroyed with several dozen damaged by the flames. About 200 emergency
workers from agencies as far away as Okeechobee are helping Lee county
authorities. The high fire danger continues this afternoon in Lee, Hendry
and Collier counties with extremely dry ground and brush.

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