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Brush fire in Southwest Florida prompts evacuations

Posted at 3:32 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 18:00:31-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — Tampa Bay area crews have joined the fight to put out a brush fire in Southwest Florida.

North Port Fire Rescue joined crews in West Charlotte County Tuesday afternoon.

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According to Scripps Station WFTX, the brush fire is about 50% contained and has burned about 60 to 80 acres.

Some residents were asked by deputies to evacuate their homes.