On December 22nd, crews with the Orange County Fire Rescue were dispatched to Redman Street after receiving numerous reports of a fire. When the crews arrived, they found an apartment building at the designated location from which thick plumes of black smoke were rushing from the windows and into the sky. Members of the Orange County Fire Rescue were able to begin battling the flames as well as enter the building and ensure that all inhabitants were safely removed from the premises.
According to the initial report, two alarms within the building had been activated as a result of the smoke and fire. While the total number of units within the building was not mentioned in the report, it is known that six of them were badly affected by the flames, displacing the families which lived in these units. Officials with the Red Cross were, at the time of the first report, on hand to offer assistance to those families that were displaced by the fire. One of these officials told reporters that the number of people affected by the sudden fire was rather high and that one of the units that suffered the most damage was home to an 8-person-family.
Regardless, according to Leo Alvarez, a Red Cross member, the organization was able to offer services to the 20 people and two dogs who were displaced by the late-night blaze. Alvarez also told reporters that the fire at Redman Street was only one of four fires that the Red Cross responded to on that same night. The other fires included an RV fire in Orlando where the vehicle, temporary home to an 8-person-family traveling from Miami to Virginia, ignited while one of the family members was filling the propane tank.
For those affected by the fire at Redman Street, answers are still in the wings. It is believed that the State Fire Marshal is involved in the case and that an investigation is underway to discover just what occurred to cause such a sudden and violent blaze. The report concluded by saying that, while 20 people were displaced by the flames, none of them suffered injuries.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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