Fort Myers Fire Causes More Than $1 Million in Damage

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A large fire that caused more than a million dollars worth of damage Wednesday morning at Fort Myers, Fla.-based North Trail RV Collision Center was ruled an accident,, a local CBS affiliate reported.

More than 50 firefighters from several departments fought the blaze through a heavy fog after a secruity guard reported the fire around 5:30 a.m.

“We could not see basically our hands in front of our faces,” Tice Fire Department Chief Ted Ross told “So, after that point we went back into an offensive mode of operation and just used as much water as we could to extinguish the fire.”

The blaze began in the battery compartment of one RV, quickly spreading to nearby units.

“They were spitting a flammable gas that would come out like a flame thrower and penetrating the next RV over to catch those on fire,” Lee County Fire Investigator Dale Reisen said.


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