The fire consumes the newly built home on the Cape. [ GCSO | Contributed ]
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Cape San Blas fire prompts evacuation

A fire on Cape San Blas that consumed portions of two homes has been quenched, after neighbors were evacuated Friday afternoon by Gulf County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

According to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office, the fires were near Sapodilla Lane the Cape, and led to deputies evacuating nearby residents for safety reasons.

The fires began sometime before 4:30 p.m. ET.

The fire consumes the newly built home on the Cape. [ GCSO | Contributed ]

No injuries were reported, the sheriff’s office confirmed. The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

A woman who commented on the sheriff’s office’s post said her brother and his wife had recently completed work building one of the homes.

“Please pray for them as this is very difficult,” she wrote. “We are so thankful no one is hurt. Please pray for them as this is very difficult.”

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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