Few birds survive entrapment in downtown Fort Myers building

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Three birds survived their rescue from a hot building in downtown Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Onlookers watched in horror as a group of birds trapped inside a vacant building, located at 2208 First St., struggled to stay alive Wednesday.

Steve Timcak, the owner of a nearby art gallery, tried to pour water under the door of the vacant building. He was one of several people who attempted to save the birds.

“It’s nice to see the concern about that. It may seen trivial to some people, but nothing deserves to die that kind of death. It’s a sad thing,” he said.

On Thursday code enforcement crew rescued the birds, three of which survived. Five others died.

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