Fire destroys one home, damages another in Santa Rosa Beach

Multiple South Walton Fire District units assisted in the two alarm blaze in Santa Rosa Beach March 20. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

One home is a total loss and another damaged by fire in Santa Rosa Beach March 20, 2017. The fire was just west of CR83 in the Sand Castle subdivision along Scenic Highway 30A on Sandcastle Court.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

One home was completely destroyed and another damaged. Photo courtesy Marilue Maris.

“The South Walton Fire District is currently assisting the State Fire Marshal in determining the cause of the fire,” said South Walton Fire District Chief Rick Talbert.

The fire is now contained. The homes were rented to vacationers and emergency services were called after a tenant saw flames coming out of back of a neighboring home.

One patient was taken to the hospital for further observation. County emergency services are assisting the renters with finding new accommodations.

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