House burns to the ground Wednesday morning in Lely

A fire completely burned down a home in Lely Wednesday morning, leaving a family without a house.

WINK News spoke with the fire chief who said the call about the fire came in about 2 a.m., and was initially labeled as a brush fire.

The homeowner walked outside and realized his house was on fire and ran back inside to get his wife out of the house before calling fire rescue.

Lely house fire

Upon arriving, fire rescue say the roof collapsed within five minutes.

Fire crews say they are staying on scene until the ashes completely cool down.

Red Cross is currently assisting the family.

Reporter:Nicole Lauren
Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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