PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Two adults and three children need a new place to live after their home is destroyed by fire.
The fire broke out at The Summerhouse Condominium Complex on Fairway Park Boulevard around 12:36 a.m. Saturday.
According to Lt. Bob Snell with St. Johns County Fire and Rescue, when firefighters arrived on the scene, fire was showing from the second floor of one of the buildings.
Lt. Snell tells Action News that the five people were trapped in their unit on the second floor by the fire. Two adults were able to lower themselves to the ground, but three children were helped by deputies with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.
Lt. Snell said the state fire marshall estimated the fire caused about $750,000 in damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
According to Lt. Snell, no one was hurt. The family is being assisted by the American Red Cross.