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CCFD: House fire electrical, accidental

By Staff | Apr 19, 2018

A fire that destroyed a home in Cape Coral Tuesday morning has been deemed an electrical fire accidental in nature, according to the Cape Coral Fire Department.

CCFD and Cape Coral Police answering a fire call at 1143 S.E. 29th St. shortly after 10 a.m. arrived to a fully engulfed house fire.

First responders acted swiftly, and prevented the blaze from spreading to nearby houses.

All occupants inside were able to safely evacuate and no bystanders were injured.

The house was a total loss, other than a motorcycle CCFD was able to pull from the garage of the home.

This Saturday, a fundraiser for the victims will be held at Golden Corral from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on the corner of Andalusia Boulevard and Pine Island Road in Cape Coral.

Friend of the victims, Joanne Tobias-Bergen of North Fort Myers, has organized this charitable event and is grateful to all of those that have shown support thus far.

“I was devastated when I saw her Facebook post about what had happened to her. I have never experienced anything like that and I can’t imagine what she’s going through. Anything will be helpful to her,” Tobias-Bergen said.

Small items such as clothing and toiletries are asked to be donated as the victim is not able to accept large items at this time.

Also, gift cards to Publix, Wal-Mart, Visa Cards, gas cards or even cash would be of great help to the effected family, organizers of the fundraiser said.

“There was an overwhelming response from Facebook groups like Cape Coral Friends, wanting to support the victims in such a time of grief,” added Tobias-Bergen.

All donations will be graciously accepted to aid the victims in their time of need. Anyone interested in contributing can stop by for the breakfast buffet and drop off donations to be distributed to the family.

More information can be found on the Cape Coral Friends Facebook page.