Cudjoe Key - Fire damaged Coco's Cantina on Cudjoe Key overnight.
Deputy Peter Garcia was on patrol, northbound on U.S. One at 12:15 a.m. today when he saw smoke coming from Coco's Cantina at the 21 mile marker of the highway. He called for firefighters and then evacuated two residents from an efficiency apartment in the rear of the building. Firefighters found the fire appeared to have originated in the rear of the building. There was no one inside. There was damage from smoke and heat throughout the building.
The State Fire Marshal responded and will be investigating the origins of the fire.