LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — A Monday night house fire caused neighboring homes to be temporarily evacuated for the residents' safety.
Lehigh Acres fire crews were called to a home on the 150 block of Partridge St. around 10 p.m. to find it completely engulfed in flames.
The fire was extinguished by 10:45 p.m., according to the department's tweets chronicling the incident.
Structure Fire | 159 Partridge St— Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District (@LehighAcresFD) June 7, 2022
We are working an active structure fire at this address. Occupants reported that everyone exited the home safely. LCSO is also evacuating the neighboring homes while crews work to extinguish the fire.
One person was displaced due to the fire and is being assisted by the Red Cross.
Earlier in the day, Lehigh Acres Fire Control posted a social media reminder about the importance of having smoke alarms in your home.
"Our Life Safety Division can provide smoke alarms to senior citizens, disabled persons, and those experiencing financial or other special hardships," they wrote. "These alarms are provided and installed free of charge. If you would like more information about this program, please contact our Life Safety Division at 239-303-5335."
Investigators believe the fire was mechanical in nature and connected with the failure of a refrigerator.