PUNTA GORDA — The Punta Gorda Police and Fire Departments responded to a home on the 300 block of Sorrento Court for the report of a fire. The PGFD entered and subsequently located an elderly couple deceased.
While on scene, Fire Chief Ray Briggs noted that there were no working smoke alarms in the home. “The Punta Gorda Fire Department has comprehensive fire-prevention programs,” Briggs stated. “If any one of our residential customers is without a smoke alarm, we will be glad to install one for them, free of charge.” Residents without smoke alarms are encouraged to contact the PGFD at 941-575-5529.
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