Body found in FMB duplex fire rubble

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FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- WINK News has learned the cause of a deadly house fire has been ruled “undetermined.”

WINK News was first on the scene late Sunday night as flames shot into the sky.

Investigators say everything is so charred they can’t figure out where the fire started. The home is located on Estero Boulevard, between St. Peters and Anchorage Street.

Monday afternoon, crews pulled a body from the home. Authorities have not released that person’s identity, but people on the beach have an idea of who it might be.

“We all sat on my driveway and watched it burn. Unbelievable.”

The scene hard to look at Fort Myers Beach residents watching as fire investigators sift through a pile of debris the day after a deadly fire.

“I heard two big explosions, one went ‘ba boom’ and the other was really big and I think it was the car.”

The body of a woman was found as construction crews used heavy machines to break down parts of the house that were still standing.

“One of my friends was talking to her and then after that I haven’t heard a sign from her and people are saying she might have went in the house after the dogs.”

The Fort Myers Beach Fire Chief and residents are giving high praises to all the first responders who were called here Sunday night and continue to work for answers.

“We could see people running, running and jumping from the second balcony and then we started feeling the heat.”

The sheriff’s office has not released the identity of the woman they found inside.

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