FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News is learning more details about a fire that forced residents out of their homes on September 6th. The fire destroyed six condos and residents are still living in hotels. Two weeks ago, crews came and tore down the building. Tonight, we're learning, the owners still haven't received any money from the insurance.
It was a phone call David Garner thought he would never get, one that left him wondering how much of his condo did the fire destroy?
"It was just a helpless feeling being a thousand miles away, trying to get the Florida news and wondering what exactly was happening," said Garner.
David was one of the fortunate ones, but some of his friends didn't have luck on their side. The electrical fire tore through the entire building, leaving a path of destruction.
"I thought about the Plummers, the Hamiltons, Maryann and Burt, the guys who that was their primary residence. They just lost everything. We were just blessed it wasn't their primary home."
Six condos were destroyed and the people who lived their left homeless and still have not received an insurance check that will allow them to pick up the pieces and move forward.
"Week after week, we are getting nothing. The only thing we are being told is we are waiting for the attorneys to get the paper work done, and you will have it by the end of the week," Garner told WINK.
Last month, the board decided not to rebuild the building. However, condo owners are still paying the association fee of over $300. The property manager tells WINK News he is doing everything he can to get them the insurance money. He is just waiting on paper work from the attorneys.