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Naples Fire & Your Trees After a Fire

 Returning Home & Recovering after a Wildfire, Red Cross website:

  • Visually check the stability of the trees. Any tree that has been weakened by fire may be a hazard.
  • Look for burns on the tree trunk. If the bark on the trunk has been burned off or scorched by very high temperatures completely around the circumference, the tree will not survive and should be considered unstable.
  • Look for burnt roots by probing the ground with a rod around the base of the tree and several feet away from the base. If the roots have been burned, you should consider this tree very unstable.
  • A scorched tree is one that has lost part or all of its leaves or needles. Healthy deciduous trees are resilient and may produce new branches and leaves as well as sprouts at the base of the tree. Evergreen trees may survive when partially scorched but are at risk for bark beetle attacks

 http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/wildfire#After

Naples Fire Update

Location: Golden Gate Estates in Naples, Florida    Acreage: 7,035   Containment: 50% 

Greater Naples Fire Press Release 4/24/2017 10 a.m. Twitter: @FFS_cafc 30th Ave.

Overview: Firefighters worked to strengthen containment lines overnight on the 30th Ave. Fire and saw great success as recent rains and weather helped turn the tide in the favor of suppression efforts. Tractor-plow units and brush trucks bolstered the western half of the fire perimeter yesterday and will turn their attention to mopping up hot spots and improving line along the fire’s eastern front as winds are expected to change direction and increase today.

The Florida Forest Service and Greater Naples Fire Rescue command is confident in the progress made over the past 36 to 48 hours but know a lot of work remains. “Today’s winds will be a challenge,” said Kingman Schuldt, Greater Naples Fire Rescue Chief. “While the weekend rains gave fire crews an opportunity to establish and improve containment lines, today’s test might be the shift and increase in winds.”

The focus of today’s efforts will be along the southeast and northeast edges of the fire where winds could fan the remaining hot spots. With that in mind, some resources are being shifted from the Collier Boulevard side of the fire toward Everglades Boulevard to the east. The fire is 7,035 acres and remains 50% contained.

Evacuations: All evacuations orders have been lifted. More information and updates are available on the Collier County website, www.colliergov.net. The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state forests, provides management assistance on more than 17 million acres of private and community forests, while protecting homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildfire on more than 26 million acres. Learn more at FloridaForestService.com.

 

 

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