At around 9:15 am the residents at the 400 block of North Peppertree Drive in Vero Beach woke to a fire that started in the garage of their family home.
The homeowners were thankfully able to make it out unharmed. Our team responded and worked with the fire marshal to pack out everything that could be salvaged from the house. They carefully cleaned and repacked all of the residents’ belongings. Then, once approved by the fire marshal, our team started with the demo.
In order to enter the structure we first needed to work with the engineer reports and create safety protocols. Our team then spent multiple days gutting the house, removing all burnt walls, ceiling, insulation, furniture, and flooring.
To reach the 20 ft high ceilings our our team used scaffolding and big extension ladders as well as safety harnesses attached to the trusses for employee safety.
The heat of the fire scorched the underside of the trusses and framing that hold up the second floor.