GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - Investigators are trying to figure out if a fire at a $1 million Golden Gate Estates home was intentionally set.
Flames completely engulfed the home at 1361 Golden Gate Boulevard on Wednesday. Fire officials tell Wink News the entire house went up within eight minutes, raising concerns about how it started.
"Is the house salvageable? probably not," said Fire Marshal Todd Olson with Big Corkscrew Fire District. "It burned from front to back and wall to wall."
One person who lived in the house was home when the fire started. He suffered some smoke inhalation, but wasn't transported to the hospital. We're told he's an acquaintance of the homeowner. Today, more than 20 investigators were on scene because the house is so big.
"When the fire occurred the roof burned it all fell to the floor we've go to get back into the floor to determine what's happened," said Olson.
It could take weeks before investigators get back any forensic evidence.