Fire engulfs St. Lucie County house

Fire engulfs St. Lucie County house

The St. Lucie County Fire District responded to an early-morning house fire after multiple callers reported hearing a loud explosion.

The fire occurred in the 700 block of 23rd St. just before 12:30 a.m. Friday.

The house, which was unoccupied, was fully involved when crews arrived.

The fire district said the fire began in the southwest corner of the structure. A nearby vacant building sustained some heat damage.

The cause is being investigated.

Units responded to an early morning structure fire in the 700 block of 23rd Street. Multiple callers reported hearing a loud explosion then seeing flames. Call came in at 12:27 am. The house, which was unoccupied was fully involved when crews arrived. The origin of the fire was the southwest corner of the structure. The cause is being investigated. A nearby vacant structure did sustain some heat damage. Video was submitted by a bystander.

Posted by St. Lucie County Fire District on Friday, December 30, 2016

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