Lehigh Acres home burns

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. A fire engulfed a home early Thursday morning on Count Street East, Lehigh Acres Fire Marshal Ken Bennett said.

Lehigh Acres house fire. Photo via WINK News/ Kristin Sanchez

The fire began shortly before 4 a.m. at the 1000 block of Count Street East, Bennett said. Crews were able to contain the 30 to 40 foot flames at around 4:30 a.m.

It is believed the owners of the home are out of town, a nearby resident said. A dog was inside the home at the time of the fire but was rescued.

The cause of the fire is unclear and remains under investigation.

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