Crews battling brush fire near Punta Gorda

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A brush fire threatened homes April 5 near Oil Well Road in Charlotte County.

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Crews are battling a brush fire near Oil Well Road, according to Charlotte County Fire & EMS Public Information Officer Dee Hawkins.

The blaze broke out Wednesday afternoon and is estimated to be burning 180 acres. Homes were initially threatened, but firefighters have since cleared that threat, Hawkins said. The fire was 95 percent contained by 10 p.m.

Oil Well Road has been closed off at Valhalla Road until further notice, Hawkins said.

Multiple firefighting agencies are working to contain the fire.

No further information is immediately available.

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