Peter Garda and his employees sifted through his office Monday morning salvaging what they could from the charred shell of his Lehigh Acres coffee distribution center.
Garda said he was out of town when the fire broke out Sunday afternoon at the 33,000-square-foot distribution center for Stan's Coffee Service and P&L Foods on Second Street West.
Firefighters arrived on the scene around 2 p.m. Sunday and fought the smoldering blaze through the night and into Monday afternoon.
Lt. Chad Ketron, with the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District, said the cause of the fire is still undetermined.
While the fire was contained Monday and no other structures were threatened, Ketron said a section of the roof collapsed, which made it difficult for firefighters to access hot spots in some parts of the building.
Smoke continued to billow from the building Monday as firefighters knocked holes in the outside walls in an effort to gain access to parts of the structure still smoldering.
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