Emergency personnel reponded to a structure fire off of Indian Pass shortly after 6:20 a.m. EDT Friday morning very near where a 115 acre wildfire broke out on October 5.
As of 8:45 a.m., South Gulf Fire Rescue’s Fire Chief Mike Barrett reported that the fire had been put out and that firefighters were in the process of “mopping up.”
According to Barrett, the fire consumed a small residence and a garage before it was extinguished. There were no injuries reported in the structure fire.
“Additional equipment and manpower responded (to the event) from Port St. Joe Fire Department, Highland View Fire Department, Beaches Fire Department, Gulf County Emergency Medical Services, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office and Duke Energy,” Barrett said.
At this time, Barrett said it is unknown whether the fire’s cause was wildfire-related. A more conclusive cause will be determined following an investigation by fire marshalls.
The Florida Forest Service still reports the Indian Pass Wildfire to be 100% contained.
This report will be updated as more information becomes available.