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Fire damages business in industrial area of Port St. Lucie

NewsFire damages business in industrial area of Port St. Lucie

PORT ST. LUCIE − A fire reported Monday at a business in an industrial area on Southwest Biltmore Street caused no injuries, according to the St. Lucie County Fire District.

Fire District crews were dispatched at 7:02 a.m. to the 1800 block of Southwest Biltmore Street, and crews reported seeing a tall column of smoke on the way, said Brenda Stokes, Fire District spokesperson. 

The address is just east of Florida’s Turnpike between Crosstown Parkway and Southwest Thornhill Drive.

Southwest Biltmore Street from Southwest Molloy Street to Southwest Voltair Terrace was shut down, according to Port St. Lucie police.

Stokes said three units, which were occupied by one business, were involved in the fire, which was under control by 7:30 a.m.

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St. Lucie County Fire District crews respond Jan. 9, 2023, to a fire in the 1800 block of Southwest Biltmore Street in Port St. Lucie.

She said there were no injuries. 

Stokes did not know the amount of damage caused by the fire. She did not provide the name of the business.

Photos on the Fire District’s social media account appear to illustrate significant damage.

Stokes said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

She said she it was unclear whether anyone was in the business at the time.

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