Overnight fire tears through Fort Myers apartment units
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FORT MYERS - Fire officials are investigating a structure fire that happened overnight at an apartment complex.
The fire started just before 1:00 a.m. Wednesday at a home on Ninth Avenue in the Pine Manor area of Fort Myers.
"The fire started in the attic, engulfed the majority of the building," said Fire Marshall James Tanner, with South Trail Fire.
Melinda Wright and Ashley Inabnitt saw the smoke, and knowing there were people sleeping inside, rushed in to help.
"We just pounded on doors and the windows just trying to get people up, make sure everyone was outside and they were okay," they said.
The women even broke a window in, trying to alert a potentially sleeping person in one of the units. Luckily, there was no one inside at the time.
Nobody was hurt but at least one family will have to find another place to live.
Colleen Hogan, reporter