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Fire destroys apparent abandoned mobile home

August 21, 2013
by ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle

At 1:19 a.m,. Tuesday morning, Aug. 13, a fire was reported by a Lee County Sheriff's Department helicopter pilot flying over Pine Island. The fire was determined to be located at 7385 Caloosa Drive between Bokeelia and Robert Roads.

Five fire trucks, and nine personnel, were sent to the scene: three engine pumpers, one tanker and a brush truck. The brush truck was sent because of the heavy brush surrounding the property.

When firefighters arrived they found a mobile home and a car engulfed in flames. It seems the property had been abandoned for some time.

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The remnants of the abandoned mobile home that was destroyed by fire last week.


It took until 4:26 in the morning to declare the area safe and the State Fire Marshall was called to investigate the cause of the fire. The cause of the fire is "undetermined."



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