A fire is burning across 40 acres east of Heritage Landing Community, Punta Gorda.
The flames were first reported around 1 p.m., Thursday, off Burnstore Road, near Shotgun Road. Smoke is blowing east over U.S. 41.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is dropping water on the fire.
Forestry has three bulldozers and two brush trucks putting water on the fire.
According to Florida Forest Service, the fire is 90% contained. There are no structures in danger.
This is a developing story and WINK News will update this article as more information is found.