Fire officials are continuing their investigations into two fires that destroyed homes in Golden Gate Estates and North Naples on Thursday and Friday.
A fire at 8502 Laurel Lakes Cove was reported just before 4 a.m. Friday. No one was home, but the house was destroyed and a family dog died in the fire, NBC-2 reported.
The home was owned by Eric and Mollee Cole, according to county property records. The 3,169-square-foot home with a pool is on a cul-de-sac and a small lake in the Laurel Lakes gated community off Immokalee Road.
The Arson Task Force was called in to investigate, as is typical when a fire occurs while the property owners are away, said Golden Gate Fire Chief Bob Metzger.
"It was questionable because of the circumstances," Metzger said.
As of late Friday, investigators still were working to determine a cause.
Another house fire on Thursday afternoon at 2640 32nd Ave. S.E. also remains under investigation.
The house, which property records show is owned by Carolyn Meyer, was destroyed. No one was home at the time of the fire, and neighbors said they had not seen anyone at the home in a week or two, said Brandon Bunting, a Golden Gate fire battalion chief.
The two fires do not appear to be connected.
"They're not related in any way," said Corey Nelson, another Golden Gate fire battalion chief.