Phil McCabe, owner of the Inn on Fifth and and McCabe's Irish Pub and Grill, talks to hotel guests Senator Joe Brannigan of Maine and his wife, Claire, after they used the bathrooms and showers in his personal home Friday. McCabe offered the use of the bathrooms in his home a couple of blocks from the hotel because the hotel has no hot water due to a ruptured natural gas line in Fort Myers. Lexey Swall/Staff
When the natural gas pumped into thousands of businesses and residents ran dry, Inn on 5th owner Phil McCabe stepped in and offered the use of his house. Patrons took hot showers in his house and hotel employees used his laundry dryers to keep fresh linens flowing.
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