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Fire causes $225,000 in damages, displaces Cape family

By Staff | Jan 26, 2010

A Cape Coral house fire Monday forced eight individuals and two family pets out of their home after they received an early warning from their fire alarm.
City spokesperson Connie Barron said emergency workers received a call at 12:07 a.m. at 5307 Skyline Boulevard Monday, where firefighters responded to a significant fire burning in the garage area.
“Our firefighters did a great job,” she explained, especially with the wind conditions that morning. Firefighters were able to prevent the flames from spreading into the living room, she added.
Barron said the family escaped from their home with no injuries due to an early warning from the fire alarm.
“The occupants are staying with friends as of yesterday,” she said Tuesday morning.
The electric power to the house was disconnected, along with red tape outlining the perimeter of the garage area and yellow tape surrounding the other side of the house, Barron said.
She explained that the yellow tape means that repairs need to be done to that section of the house before the family can return to their home.
The fire caused $225,000 in damage, which included two vehicles that were parked in the garage area, Barron said.
The cause of the fire remains undetermined, she said, adding that an investigation is still ongoing.