NAPLES, Fla. - WINK News getting an exclusive look inside a demolished Naples restaurant today. A server at Mangrove Cafe took us from room to room describing not only the incredible damage, but how her friend, Mangrove chef Bill McCauley, is doing after being burned in the explosion.
"Practically nothing even moved, then you have part of the Mangrove Café sign hanging on it," bartender and server Tina Adiska explains.
She's worked at Mangrove Cafe for over ten years. WINK News is with her as she gets her first look inside the restaurant after the explosion.
"All of these to-go boxes...all of this came from all the way back there in the kitchen and this is where it ended up," Adiska tells us as she points to an area about 15 feet away.
A blast that blew the roof off barely touched folded napkins and wine glasses, yet blew threw walls like a deck of cards.
"The kitchen was basically blasted into the dining room, so there would have been people sitting right there."
The server also points to this area as where the chef was thrown during the explosion, at least 10 feet from where he was originally standing.
Adiska just came from the hospital visiting McCauley. She says he has burns on both arms, his back, and face. He is listed at NCH in good condition.
The two other men in Monday's blast are in Tampa General. Tom Smith with Balgas is listed in critical condition, and Don Kingston with Tap Technologies is in fair condition.
RENEE STOLL, REPORTER