Published: Oct 02, 2013 4:49 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 02, 2013 6:08 PM EDT

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Flames destroyed a duplex, just before noon on Nimitz Boulevard.

Two adults and two children were inside, but made it out safely.

Firefighters said the fire started in a car and then spread. One unit is completely destroyed, while the other sustained smoke damage and is uninhabitable.

The residents of the second unit were not home at the time of the fire.