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Port Orange Woman Dies in Early Morning House Fire

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on June 18, 2018

A Port Orange woman died this past Thursday after a fire broke out inside of her home and she was unable to escape from the flames. According to an official report from the fire officials within the Port Orange Fire Department, the first reports of the fire came into the station at around 12:30 in the morning. These reports indicated that the flames and smoke were beginning to become visible at 1000 4th Street, within the city of Port Orange.

Emergency response crews, including the Port Orange Fire Department, rushed to the specified address only to find the home engulfed in violent flames. It took the firefighters close to 35 minutes of continual water usage before they managed to reduce the fire to a less aggressive state, enabling them to enter the structure and begin searching for any inhabitants.

It is not clear if it was known that the woman was inside of the building when the authorities began their search, but we do know that it was during the fire team’s second sweep of the building that they located the homeowner inside of one of the home’s rearmost bedrooms.

Initial investigative reports suggest the the fire which consumed the building and cost the woman her life initially started in the same bedroom where the woman was located. The report made clear to note that, while there seems to be a strong indication of where the fire began, it is not clear just what caused the fire to start in the first place. The incident is under continued investigation as of the time of this writing, with the majority of the investigative work being handed over to the state fire marshal.

The final point the report made clear to note was that nothing in the preliminary investigation suggested that the fire and subsequent fatality was the result of arson, foul play, or any other questionable activity. Still, the investigation is currently far from closed, and there are no primary hypothesis as to what happened to cause the fire to begin, let alone what happened to prevent the woman within the structure from escaping before she succumbed to the smoke and heat.

James O. Cunningham

James O. CunninghamSince 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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