Fire Destroys Cantonment Area Home

December 30, 2016

Fire destroyed a two story home in the 1200 block of West 9 ½ Mile Road early Friday morning.

The fire was reported about 5:30 am. with heavy flames through the roof when firefighters arrived.  Initial reports indicated the fire may have originated in the garage of the home.

All four occupants of the home were safely evacuate before the flames spread, causing the roof to collapse.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Two adults and two teenagers were displaced from the home and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating. The Ensley, Cantonment, Brent, Beulah, Ferry Pass, Myrtle Grove and Osceola stations of Escambia Fire Rescue responded.

The fire marked the 11th bulb in the “Keep the Wreath Green” fire safety campaign. Each time firefighters respond to a residential fire with damage, a green light bulb will be replaced with a red one to remind citizens of the dangers posed by fires in residential home.

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One Response to “Fire Destroys Cantonment Area Home”

  1. randy on December 30th, 2016 5:59 pm

    Years ago a house fire at the same place .. that house was built to replace a house fire

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