Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Congressmen Francis Rooney and Mario Diaz-Balart Statement on Collier County Wildfires

Apr 21, 2017
Press Release

“We are working to assist Collier County Emergency Management in combating and controlling the brush fires currently burning over 3,000 acres in the area. The State of Florida’s initial request for a Fire Management Assistance Grant was denied at the regional level, however we are working to support an appeal and will assist Governor Scott and local officials in any way possible.  Please stay safe and follow the evacuation orders of emergency services officials listed below:”


Collier County Government

April 21, 2017




A mandatory evacuation notice has been announced as two wildfires continue to rage in eastern Collier County.

The boundaries of the affected area are from the south side of Golden Gate Boulevard south to Interstate 75 and from 39th Street east to Tobias Street.

A reception center opened at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, Florida 34116, with services for the evacuees. This is not an overnight shelter at this time.

The Bureau of Emergency Services is asking residents who live in the area to monitor conditions and local news and social media for possible changes, including the lifting of the evacuation.

For more information, please call the Emergency Information Hotline at (239) 252-8444.