House fire destroys Port St. Joe home

A house fire broke out at the corner of Palm Boulevard and 18th Street around 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24. The house was declared a total loss not long afterwards.

According to a Facebook post from the Port St. Joe Police Department, no injuries were reported at the scene.

The family are accepting donations via Venmo at this time. Those who wish to help are encouraged to send donations to @chloefocht.

At this time, the cause of the fire is unconfirmed.

Preliminary reports suggest that the fire was caused by an overheated light in a chicken coop that then spread to the house, but authorities have not verified this theory.

The PSJPD announced Wednesday evening that a fire marshal was at the scene investigating.

This report will be updated as more information is made available.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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