Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Residents Being Evacuated In Fire Zone

Brush Fire in Montura Ranch Estates
CLEWISTON, FL. -- There is currently a brush fire in the Montura Ranch Estates area and residents between Brida and Estibo Avenues are being asked to evacuate to the Montura Clubhouse.

Montura is between LaBelle and Clewiston in central Hendry County.

Hendry County Sheriff’s department and Fire Departments are going to door to door with evacuation instructions. 

The Hendry County School Board has taken action to safely house students whose bus stops are affected by the fire and smoke, to the Montura Clubhouse where they are being supervised as the school reaches their parents. 

The fire is not contained at this time and units from Glades and Lee County as well as the Division of Forestry are assisting Hendry County units.

UPDATE: At 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hendry County Emergency Management reports that the brush fire in Montura Ranch Estates has been 100% contained. The fire started at approximately 2:30 pm Wednesday from an unknown cause. By 6:00 pm it was 80% contained and about 75 acres burned. No structures were reported damaged and no injuries were reported.

Forty responders from 8 different agencies were on the scene. Hendry County Sheriff’s office issued voluntary evacuation instructions and residents on Brida Street were offered shelter at the Montura Clubhouse if they chose to evacuate. Members of the many fire departments that responded: the Division of Forestry, EMS, the American Red Cross, the Sheriff’s department, and the Hendry County Emergency Management team.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:59 AM

    The fire was horrible and today May 29 the firefighters are still working there because the flames began burning trees again.