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Brush fire threatening homes in Charlotte County

Posted at 5:35 PM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 07:29:42-04

UPDATE: Fire crews have contained 75% of the Jennings brush fire and no homes are in danger at this time. 


CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. --- A brush fire in Charlotte County is threatening several homes Monday. 

The fire broke out in the area of Jennings Street in Gulf Cove around 4:30 p.m. 

According to Charlotte County officials, 20 acres are burning and crews have worked to contain 95% of the fire burning. 

 The following roads are closed until further notice:

  • Gisinger
  • Pilfrim
  • Kearney
  • Elvington
  • Chippewa
  • Jennings

There are no reported injuries at this time. 

Drivers are asked to avoid traveling in the area.