A house fire at 6205 Padula St. in Charlotte County prompted a rapid response from public safety teams around 4:33 AM on Monday. Despite efforts from multiple firefighting units, the fully engulfed residence was declared a total loss. The sole occupant, who escaped unharmed, attributed the fire to a generator’s ruptured fuel line.

Emergency response included Engines 5, 6, 7, Rescue 32, Support Truck 1, and Battalion 1. The American Red Cross stepped in to assist the displaced resident with immediate needs, while the State Fire Marshal is conducting an ongoing investigation to determine the exact cause and recommend safety measures for the future.

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