PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Multiple agencies responded to a house fire in Panama City Beach Monday afternoon. One fire rescue captain calls the home a total loss.
Captain Terry Parris from Panama City Beach Fire Rescue says they received word about the fire just after 2 p.m.
The home is near East Lakeshore Drive and Alta Vista Drive on the west end of Panama City Beach.
One man reportedly lives in the home and we're told he made it out safely. Parris says three dogs were believed to be in the home, one was found, but two are missing. Parris says the fire was contained to the home.
While battling the fire, Parris stated, "It's contained to the structure and it's in what we call like an overhaul stage. There's some active fire, but it's under the section of roof that has collapsed, so the only way for us to put it out is actually get in there and physically remove the sections of the roof before we can get the fire underneath."
Despite traffic delays, and no fire hydrants in the area, the fire was quickly contained. The cause is under investigation.