UPDATE: Two Walton County homes damaged by fire

Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 7:47 AM CDT
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MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Two homes in Miramar Beach were reportedly damaged by a fire early Monday morning.

Officials with the South Walton Fire District said they received a call regarding a house fire on Olde Towne Avenue. They confirmed the fire was also threatening two nearby homes when units arrived.

South Walton Fire District Public Information Officer Mackenzie McClintock told NewsChannel 7 that crews believed the damage to the nearby homes was mostly external, and they do not believe any other nearby homes are damaged.

After evaluating the evidence, South Walton Fire officials concluded that the fire appeared to have started in an outdoor grilling area before spreading to the rest of the house. The home and single vehicle were reported as a total loss.

One of the nearby homes closest to the initial blaze suffered heavy damage, while the second did not appear to have any.

We’re told units from Destin Fire Rescue were called in to assist the South Walton Fire District crews on the scene. South Walton Fire District Officials said in Facebook post firefighters were able to put out a majority of the fire around 5:00 a.m.

The fire was then announced extinguished at 9:45 a.m in a later press release.

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