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Multiple agencies respond to fire at Bay to Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach

Building was unoccupied; no injuries reported

By NATHAN MAYBERG - | Apr 22, 2023

Multiple fire-fighting agencies responded to a fire at the Bay to Beach Resort on Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach late Saturday morning. This the the view from the Gulf about about noon. Photo courtesy of Jay Branyon

First responders from a half dozen agencies responded to a three-alarm fire at the Bay to Beach Resort late Saturday morning.

The fire at the high-rise condominium complex at 740 Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach is believed to have started on the roof some time before noon.

Damaged by Hurricane Ian, the building was not occupied.

The Fort Myers Beach Fire District called on the public to steer clear of the area, which is near the Pink Shell Beach Resort.

Fort Myers Beach Fire District Fire Official Jennifer Campbell said the department responded to the blaze, whose billowing smoke could be seen for miles, at about 12:06 p.m.

“The structure was not occupied, there are no reported injuries and the fire is under investigation,” Campbell stated.

Campbell said firefighters were checking for hot spots at about 3:25 p.m. though the fire had been brought under control. Damage appeared to be limited to the roof, Campbell said.

Assisting the Fort Myers Beach Fire District Fire District were firefighting units from Iona McGregor, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, South Trail, as well as Lee County EMS.