Published: Jan 10, 2011 8:41 PM EST
Updated: Jan 10, 2011 5:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE COUNTY-- Monday afternoon at 1:15 pm, Charlotte County Fire/EMS responded to the report of a brush fire located on Northshore Terrace, Port Charlotte, FL. 

Arriving on scene, firefighters found an area approx. 1 acre burning in heavy fuel and moving quickly.  Battling strong winds, firefighters worked quickly to bring the fire under control within minutes and the fire was called “fire out” at 1:45pm. 

Homes in the area were protected from any damage and no injuries occurred. 

The Division of Forestry was requested to the scene as well as Florida Power and Light for a damaged power pole. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Division of Forestry