Published: Jun 16, 2011 10:29 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 16, 2011 10:33 PM EDT

TROPICAL GULF ACRES- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies are blocking roads in the Tropical Gulf Acres subdivision south of Punta Gorda. CCSO received the call at 4:19 p.m. and fire units are now on scene along with the Charlotte Count Fire, Punta Gorda Fire, and the Department of Forestry.

The CCSO helicopter with Bambi Bucket has been called into service to drop water on fires close to homes in that area. The fire is in the area of Ohio Ave., Circuit Ave., Ramiro Drive, Twin Lakes Drive, Gasparilla Ave and Lamontier Drive. Motorists are advised to use alternate and detour routes for the time being.