Sunday, January 01, 2017

Port LaBelle Wildfire Contained

LABELLE, FL. -- Today, at approximately 12:30 pm, a 911 call was received by a passerby reporting a small fire on the edge of the road at the intersection of Peach Tree and Littlefield in Port LaBelle.

By the time fire personnel arrived on scene the fire had begun to spread into a wooded area covered with pine needles and dead brush. Other county fire departments including Felda, Montura, Flaghole, Clewiston and Pioneer Fire Departments responded quickly along with Glades Fire Department and strike teams from north and south Fort Myers.

Firefighters on scene determined that the evacuation of Castelton needed to take place to ensure the safety of the property and residents of the home. At this time the homeowners are allowed to return to their homes as they are no longer in any danger.

At the time of this report, the fire is contained. County Manager Charles Chapman said, "Today we had a multi agency fire and we are very happy with the response of our local county fire department and the cooperation we received from surrounding counties".

At this time there are no residential homes in danger and there has been no damage to any structure.

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