No injuries are reported, but 21 of the 36 units at the Island Dunes condo complex in Orange Beach are completely destroyed following a fire very early Tuesday morning.

Fire officials have not yet determined the origin or cause of the blaze that also threatened a nearby real estate agency, restaurant, lounge and wooded area.

The fire started at about 3AM. According to, Orange Beach Fire Chief Shane Phillips credits the amazing efforts of 55 firefighters from several neighboring departments and numerous police officers for the lack of casualties.

The Island Dunes condos are located on the north side of Perdido Beach Boulevard along Cotton Bayou. Orange Beach is a popular vacation destination for many south Louisiana families who stay at condominiums along Perdido Beach Boulevard.

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