Early morning fire destroys Fort Myers business

Reporter: Anika Henanger Writer: Derrick Shaw
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The fire that raged in a Fort Myers industrial area Thursday morning. Credit: WINK News

It took hours to put out a huge fire that destroyed a south Fort Myers business early Thursday.

The fire happened at Cable Company of America, along Amedicus Lane near Crystal Drive and Metro Parkway.

Investigators said late Thursday afternoon that the cause of the fire is undetermined. The blaze was so big that three fire departments were called to fight it.

The calls made by firefighters over dispatch were countless and urgent.

“We got a lotta fire. I could use at least one or two more crews…”

“The south side, the roof has completely collapsed. There’s quite a bit of fire inside but you can’t get to it…”

The fire was raging inside a wire and cable company.

“Be advised, on the outside of that building, you have 5 or 6 propane tanks…”

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