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North Port fire among multiple crews battling brush fire threatening 40 homes in Charlotte County

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Fire crews from the Tampa Bay area are helping battle an ongoing blaze in Charlotte County.

According to Charlotte County Fire and EMS, crews from Englewood Fire Department and North Port Fire Department have joined Boca Grande Fire Department.

North Port Fire Rescue

Fire rescue officials say the brush fire is 95% contained but has burned 221 acres and is still burning. Officials also say approximately 40 homes were evacuated.

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