Families Left Homeless After Panama City Apartment Fire

By: Courtney Hayes
By: Courtney Hayes

The state fire marshal is still investigating the cause of a huge fire that started around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon at Turtle Lake Apartments in Panama City.

Fire officials say the blaze is probably accidental and not suspicious.

It took firefighters 45 minutes to put out the fire. Smoke and flames could be seen a mile away.

Firefighters were able to get everyone out safely.

A woman living in one of the apartments says she saw smoke billowing from her heater.

By the time she ran next door to tell her neighbor flames were erupting from their roof.

Four apartments were damaged, but some items inside are salvageable, but fire officials say the apartments are unlivable right now.

8195 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach, FL 32407 Station: 850-234-7777 News: 850-230-5221 Fax: 850-233-6647
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