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Fire engulfs trailer home and car in Bokeelia

June 27, 2019
ED FRANKS , Pine Island Eagle

The call came in 5:17 a.m. and when firefighters from Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District arrived a trailer home and car were completely engulfed.

"The fire was contained and firefighters prevented it from spreading to nearby homes," Chief Ben Mickuleit said. "The trailer home was vacant and no one was injured. It appeared that the trailer home was being used as storage."

The fire occurred off Bocilla Lane in Bokeelia at the Silver Tarpon Lodge Motel Boatel. The lodge is empty and currently for sale. The state fire marshal is investigating.

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