Fort Myers Beach structure fire leads to evacuation of construction crew

Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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A construction crew had to evacuate a building on Fort Myers Beach after it caught fire.

Fire crews responded to put out the flames at the Harbor Point condos, just after 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at the south end of the island.

As many as 11 emergency service vehicles, including fire trucks and ambulances, were seen responding to the scene.

One of the workers called the flames huge and tried taking on the fire before help arrived.

“Flames were probably 4 to 5 feet tall inside the unit,” the construction worker said. “We put those out with a fire extinguisher, but then they came back, went down to next floor and grabbed those fire extinguishers, went back up and put those out as well, and then we finally pulled the fire alarm and everyone came out the building.”

The worker said they were driven to do what was right to keep their livelhood. “We don’t want to be without any work now, so we were just trying to get the fire put out, and hopefully these guys can go up there and take care of the rest of it.”

No one was injured, and the cause of the fire remains undetermined.

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