PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Punta Gorda Fire Department confirms 6-7 acres from a possible lightning strike on Thursday.
It happened in a wooded area near 11220 Burnt Store Road.
Firefighters were able to put the fire out with the help of 10 aerial water drops released by a Charlotte County helicopter crew.
It was close to a residence in Burnt Store Meadows so homeowners were told to evacuate while crews were working to put out the fire.
No one was hurt and no homes were damaged.