Manatee County sends strike unit to Charlotte County wildfire

Manatee County sends strike unit to Charlotte County wildfire
Fire in Englewood (Source: Florida Forest Service)

(WWSB) - Crews fighting a wildfire in Charlotte County are getting some help from Manatee.

Firefighters are on scene in Englewood fighting a 45-acre wildfire. As of 2 p.m., one structure was damaged and two others are in danger. Evacuations are underway. Crews on scene say the fire is 50% contained.

Manatee County has sent a strike unit of five engines to help control the blaze.

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