San Carlos Park home destroyed by fire

Posted at 5:48 AM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 09:55:51-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A San Carlos Park home was destroyed after an overnight fire in the 7000 block of Pebble Beach Road.

The fire broke out around 11:30 Thursday night. Fire officials say the home is 95% destroyed after the fire that took more than 8,000 gallons of water to fight. 

The home is a duplex where four people lived. The daughter of an elderly disabled couple who lived in the duplex says they were taken to a Naples hospital as a precaution.

Firefighters got the call after a deputy driving by noticed a spark under a truck in the driveway and alerted the fire department. Neighbors say they heard an explosion.

Four fire agencies helped to put out the blaze. The home is deemed a total loss along with 3 vehicles.

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