Fire rekindles at scene of deadly Fort Myers house fire

Posted at 2:03 AM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 06:40:03-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Crews have been working overnight to keep flames from spreading in a house fire that killed a woman Tuesday and rekindled Wednesday morning.

Crews have been fighting this fire for the second time in the 6200 block of Scott Lane, in a neighborhood just north of Daniels Parkway near 6 Mile Cypress Parkway.

This house fire killed a woman just before noon Tuesday.  But hours after crews put out that fire out, it rekindled Wednesday morning around 1:30 a.m., this time fully engulfing the home.

Sadly, the fire killed Tammy Bissonnette, who lived in the home more than a decade.

"Tammy was a great neighbor.  You wish you would be able to say something, be friendlier I guess," said neighbor Chris Daughtry.

Firefighters tell Fox 4 that the amount of clutter inside of the home made it increasingly difficult to take out the fire and rescue the woman.