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91 wildfires burn across Florida; thousands evacuated

91 wildfires burn across Florida; thousands evacuated”

In Polk County, a 700-acre wildfire is now 60 percent contained after destroying one business.

"When you have to leave your home with all your kids and your stuff, it's a lot", said Joelle Thomas, a Collier County resident said.

The wildfire that has burned 5,500 acres and forced thousands to evacuate their homes in eastern Collier County is 50 percent contained, officials said on Sunday.

Students from schools near the fires were moved to different schools for dismissal.

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In central Florida, wildfires that spread across more than 600 acres in Polk County were being investigated as suspicious, said a spokesman for the sheriff's office.

According to firefighters on scene, some of the trucks have run out of water, but they say more are on the way.

The Trump administration approved a Fire Management Assistance Grant to the state of Florida, allowing the use of federal funds to reimburse response costs to fight the brush fire in Collier County.

The fire was brought under control at 2:40 p.m.

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The view from SkyFOX showed flames coming dangerously close to several structures, including homes. Its cause remains under investigation.

"There's no evidence the fires are occurring naturally", Ricky Britt of forest service, said in an April 12 statement.

Fire officials said they believe the area could be in for another long fire season.

The boundaries of the affected area are Frangipani Avenue south from Tobias Street east to Frangipani Avenue.

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"We were able to find the origin site and, in the middle, found a cigarette", Dale Reisen, an investigator with the Lee County Arson Task Force, said at a press conference Saturday afternoon.



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