Electrical fire closes down Fort Myers Ale House Friday

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FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Ale House on Colonial Boulevard will be closed for business Friday.

The Fort Myers fire department says an electrical problem is to blame.

Employees called 911 around 8 a.m., after hearing a pop, and seeing smoke coming from inside a wall.

Firefighters say when they arrived, the fire had spread to the ceiling. They opened up the walls and ceiling to put it out.

Victor Dicristofalo, Division Chief for Fort Myers Fire, said the fire “wasn’t that it was hard to put out. From what we heard from the crews inside, they had to use saws to get into the wall.”

The damage never reached the outside of the building.

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