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Residents evacuated from Fort Myers Beach condo due to fire

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 13:48:48-04

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. -- Numerous residents of a beachfront condominium building were evacuated by fire crews Tuesday after reports of a fire in the building.

Residents at the Creciente building tell Fox 4 there was a fire in the elevator that broke out just before 12:30 p.m. in the 7100 block of Estero Boulevard, near the southern end of the island.

MORE: Photo gallery from the scene

Several resident appeared to be treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

As of 1:45 p.m. Estero Boulevard is closed to traffic in the area.

We'll update with more details as we learn more.