NASSAUVILLE, Fla. - Three people were killed in an overnight house fire in Fernandina Beach.
Firefighters responded to the home on Linda Hall Road around midnight Saturday.
Neighbors said they heard two loud explosions and saw the home engulfed in flames.“It sounded like something had blew up in a burn barrel,” Angie Wainwright Baker said.
The flames were so intense they could feel the heat from the fire a couple of properties down, she added.
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Authorities have not released the victims' identities, but family members confirmed two of the victims were Nick and Sherry Canale.
Action News Jax spoke with Nick earlier in the week after their next-door neighbor’s 14-month-old child drowned.
The Canales were disabled due to previous strokes and depended on their caregiver who lived with them.
“They were good people,” Teddy Holton said. “It's hard to comprehend.”
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is now investigating to determine the cause of fire. A deputy on-scene said they didn't believe it was suspicious.
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