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Firefighters put out fire at home in Lehigh Acres, no one injured

Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District responded to a house fire on Corinne Drive in Lehigh Acres Monday.

According to the the fire district’s tweet, firefighters responded to the home after the report of the fire was received just before 6 p.m.

Crews found the fire in the garage of the home, which had been turned into an “efficiency-type living area.”

The fire district says it was extinguished quickly, and no one was injured.

Some boys riding through the neighborhood on their bikes were witnesses to the house fire.

“The entire side door was completely burnt, like the top was like completely blackened,” Joel Rodriguez said. “I tried to look inside to see if anyone was inside but I couldn’t see anything because it was completely filled with smoke.”

“Yeah so crazy. Smoke everywhere,” Johnny Rodriguez said. “I thought something was on fire. I thought something was going to explode.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and the fire district said it’s fire inspector will determine the cause.

Reporter:Taylor Petras
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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