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Gay Wilton Manors Seniors Lose Home in Fire

WILTON MANORS — A house fire on Thursday, January 31 has left two gay men displaced from their home, with most of their possessions lost in the conflagration.

Barry Feinstein and David Gilmore were at home watching television when a fire broke out that quickly spread to the carport of their Northwest 28 Court house. A car that was parked in the structure also caught fire, causing a loud explosion which alerted the couple to the blaze, which also struck a nearby tree and fence.

Feinstein, 63, and Gilmore, 60—a couple for more than three decades—were awaiting the arrival of out-of-town friends when the fire started at around 12:50 a.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation, with the findings expected in up to several weeks.