Fire Destroys Cantonment Home; Occupants Escape Uninjured With Pets

November 20, 2021

There were no injuries when fire destroyed a large two-year old brick home in Cantonment Friday night.

The 3,500 square foot structure was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived just after 8 p.m. in the 400 block of Broadleaf Circle, off Highway 297A near Kingfield Road.

Two people were at home at the time of the fire, but they were able to escape with their pets, according to Escambia County.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Cantonment, Ensley, Beulah, Bellview, Brent, Ferry Pass, and Osceola stations of Escambia Fire Rescue were dispatched to the fire, along with fire units from Santa Rosa County, Escambia County EMS and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

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7 Responses to “Fire Destroys Cantonment Home; Occupants Escape Uninjured With Pets”

  1. Andrew Reynolds on November 24th, 2021 5:46 pm

    We have only God to thank that we made it out of the house. Even if I was butt booty naked upon my initial exiting. Words cannot express how blessed my partner and I have felt. The overwhelming amount of support we have gotten from our friends and neighbors in Bentley Oaks Estates as well as from our neighboring subdivision Bentley Oaks. We cannot imagine living anywhere else and unlike the current democrat agenda to build back bigger and better, ours will happen. Keep an eye out for the two big porch swings out front because Jonathan and I are fighters and they will be up again before you know it.

  2. William 2 on November 23rd, 2021 11:31 pm

    @HAPPY ANGEL I couldn’t agree more, our first responders are first class, it’s a selfless person who takes on such responsibilities. I’ve never understood why the world pays athletes, movie stars and the like so much, while paying those whom do the most, the least.

  3. HAPPY ANGEL on November 20th, 2021 8:14 pm


  4. Chris on November 20th, 2021 7:23 pm

    That looks like the house on the right all the way on the end. That street is filled with homes now. Had to double check to make sure it didn’t have gas cause I think I plumbed it, but it’s electric.
    So sorry for the family however, at least your all safe and you have great neighbors on that road. Prayers up for you.

  5. Cathy on November 20th, 2021 2:55 pm

    Thanking God no one was injured. Praying for the family!

  6. Cheryl Barlow Hicks on November 20th, 2021 8:51 am

    God bless you

  7. Freda Whaley on November 20th, 2021 8:42 am

    A shame to loose their home but praise God they got outside okay and were able to get their pets out too.

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