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FOOD TRUCK FIRE: 'Between the Bunz' destroyed in Bonita Springs

Fire started early Thursday morning, investigators looking for cause
Bonita Springs Food Truck Fire
Posted at 7:44 AM, May 23, 2024

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla — A food truck fire early Thursday morning destroyed a small business in Bonita Springs.

The owners of the Between the Bunzfood truck told Fox 4 Bonita Springs Community Correspondent, Dominga Murray, that they lost their entire livelihood.

"It's horrible. Now I'm nervous, I don't know what to do," Michael Trovato said.

The damage is so bad, you can barely make out the name of the business on the outside of the truck in the bottom right corner of this picture.

Bonita Springs Food Truck Fire
A sign for the Between the Bunz food truck can barely been seen in the lower right. It was destroyed in a fire Thursday in Bonita Springs.

Investigators say the fire started at about 4 a.m. Lee County Sheriff's Deputies who were working in Bonita on US 41 saw the smoke first. They followed it to a storage lot on Bonita Beach Rd.

Bonita Springs Food Truck Fire
A Bonita Springs fire fighter sprays water on the Between the Bunz food truck. It was destroyed in the fire early Thursday morning.

That's where they found the truck engulfed in flames. Bonita Fire and Rescue says they had the fire out in a matter of minutes. They say a leaking propane tank made the fire a little tougher to fight.

This video shows fire fighters working to put the fire out, before sunrise.

Bonita Springs Food Truck Fire

The food truck owner told Dominga Murray that investigators are still looking into what sparked the fire. They say it could've been electrical.

Bonita Springs Food Truck Fire
The Between the Bunz food truck was destroyed in a fire in Bonita Springs early Thursday.

Trovato says the truck was booked for later this morning. He described the fire as a roadblock and not the end of his business.

"This won't hold me back," he said. "This is just going to make us bigger and stronger."