Update: Fire destroys Suncoast dwelling, seven displaced
An early morning fire destroyed a two-family home and damaged an RV in the Suncoast community in North Fort Myers Wednesday.
There were no fatalities or injuries, but seven people were displaced from their homes.
The North Fort Myers Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at a manufactured home on Suncoast Drive at 3:41 a.m.
The home was a double-wide single-family unit that had converted into two residences, officials said.
The fire was contained to one bedroom. Due to smoke damage, however, the structure was a complete loss.
The cause of the blaze is believed to be electrical, possibly caused by a ceiling fan, according to Christi Kulwicki, fire inspector and department spokesperson.
A recreational vehicle nearby also sustained damage, which displaced two of the seven people.
Volunteers of the Red Cross Disaster Action Team were on scene to help coordinate emergency aid to the three affected families.
Original post: Multi-unit fire reported in North Fort Myers
The American Red Cross volunteers from Florida’s Southern Gulf Chapter have responded to an early morning multi-unit fire on Suncoast Drive in North Fort Myers.
Three families, a total of six people, were impacted by the fire, officials said
Volunteers who are part of the Red Cross Disaster Action Team responded to help coordinate emergency aid to the affected families, providing “direct client assistance and recovery planning to (each) family to meet their disaster-caused needs.”
No other details on the fire was immediately available. This story will be updated as more information is released.