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No one hurt in Lehigh Acres house fire

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Posted at 6:40 AM, Mar 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-23 20:28:32-04

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Several crews were called out to a structure fire just after 5 a.m. on Thursday morning.

According to a spokesperson for Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District, the fire started in the garage and spread to the home in the 100 block of Grant Boulevard near Cove Lake in Lehigh Acres.

The fire is out and everyone inside was able to get out of the home safely. Investigators determined the fire was caused by an electrical failure.

The fire included several vehicles parked inside and extra fuel tanks.

Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District

Firefighters say additional fuel from an exterior tank caused them some problems along with additional flames. They had LCEC cut the power to the area until the fire was out due to power lines on the house causing danger to crews and nearby brush.

The home is a total loss with the amount of smoke and water damage.

Firefighters are on the scene and ask people to avoid the area while they work on hot spots and investigate the cause of the fire.