FORT MYERS, Fla. - Several families are without a home after an early morning fire at the Provincetown Condos. Two of those displaced are recovering in the hospital as firefighters investigate what caused the condo fire along Prince Edward Island Circle.
The blaze sparked about 2:30 Friday morning. According to the fire marshal, it happened because of a pot on a stove. Four families are displaced right now, and two men were taken to the hospital because of the fire. One of those men tried to fight the fire himself.
South Trail Fire District Chief William Lombardo tells WINK News the fire started in the kitchen of a unit and completely distroyed it. The fire chief says the unit where this happened is completely black inside
and luckily the fire department was able to get here quickly to contain it to the building.
An investigation uncovered the unit did have a smoke detector, but that detector did not have batteries.
The Red Cross is helping the families find a place to stay tonight, and the fire chief hopes they can return home by the weekend.