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Early morning fire destroys Destin home, damages nearby residences

A structure fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning destroyed a home and damaged several others in a Destin neighborhood, officials said. Firefighters launched an aggressive attack to protect […]

Early morning fire destroys Destin home, damages nearby residences (Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office)

A structure fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning destroyed a home and damaged several others in a Destin neighborhood, officials said.

  • The Destin Fire Control District received a report of a fire on Clipper Cove at 3:20 a.m., according to a statement from the department. Crews arrived to find the house at 4463 Clipper Cove fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters launched an aggressive attack to protect neighboring properties, some of which had already begun to ignite. A second alarm was called, and multiple aerial trucks were deployed throughout the neighborhood to combat the spread of the fire.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office reported that residents of the burning home were awakened by the fire. Some occupants sustained minor injuries, with several forced to jump from a second-story balcony to escape the blaze.

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“All occupants escaped,” the Sheriff’s Office stated, noting that deputies worked to evacuate surrounding residences due to high winds carrying ash through the area.

The fire resulted in a total loss of the primary residence. Neighboring homes suffered varying degrees of damage, with some catching fire and others sustaining heat damage.

No serious injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported, according to the Destin Fire Control District.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Authorities have not released further details at this time.

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