FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers house is damaged after a fire ripped through a car port overnight.
The fire broke out just after one AM at a house on Ardmore Road and is believed to be accidental.
The owner of the home, Yancy Palmer, a track coach for Fort Myers High School, his wife and two kids were all asleep during the fire, but were able to make it out unharmed.
It took fire fighters about an hour to put out the blaze leaving damage to the house.
Investigators say the damage runs up to an excess of $100,000.
Family and friends showed up throughout the day to give their condolences, and even 7 members of the FMHS track team showed up to say good bye to their coach, who will not be joing them during their trip to state competitions.
Friends have also set up a donation account, donations are being accepted at all Busey bank locations. Donations can be made payable to the "Palmer family fund".