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ALL CLEAR: Firefighters mopping up 75-acre fire that threatened North Port homes

No structures were damaged by the fire that shut down part of I-75 Saturday night.
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Posted at 7:56 PM, Jun 01, 2024

UPDATE SUNDAY, JUNE 2 9:30AM

No structures were damaged following a 75-acre wildfire that burned dangerously close to homes and shut down part of I-75 Saturday night.

In a Facebook post, North Port Fire Rescue thanked residents for sharing food and water while firefighters worked to keep homes safe.

FOX 4 will be in the area later today to see how residents are doing.

ORIGINAL REPORTING

North Port Fire is battling a three alarm brush fire in the area of Sultan Ave and Lown St.

The fire is approximately 70 acres and 75% contained

The fire has has closed the northbound I-75 lanes. Vehicles are being diverted to the Toledo Blade exit on I-75.

North Port Fire has ordered an additional strike team to help with structure protection.

The fire is threatening homes nearby, and firefighters have begun evacuations as a precaution.