A plant nursery that officials are claiming had lain abandoned for several years erupted into flames late on the night of Thursday, April 4th, prompting a vast and immediate response from crews with the Orange County Fire Rescue. Statements from officials indicate that the abandoned building was located at 4349 Hiawassee Road and that the first reports of what was happening began to reach emergency personnel sometime around 11:45 at night. It is not clear who first reported on the incident or if these individuals gave the emergency response teams any indication as to what happened to cause a fire in the first place.
Officials with the Red Cross in Titusville are currently assisting individuals who were affected by a large fire that broke out at a quadplex located along the 2100 block of Harrison Street within Titusville. Members of the Titusville Fire Department were some of the numerous emergency personnel to respond to the first reports of the fire, and statements that emerged from this organization indicated that the quadplex is a two-story building that was housing several different families at the time of the fire.
Police and other authorities in Orange County are looking into reports that an exploding van is behind a recent fire that took place in Pine Hills on Friday, March 8th, and that resulted in the destruction of a family’s home. Reports from the Orange County Fire Rescue indicated that the incident was reported along the 5000 block of Bonnie Brae Circle sometime on Friday, and that emergency response crews rushed to the scene as soon as the calls began to reach the call center regarding the incident. When they arrived, the firefighters discovered a home as well as two vehicles that were both engulfed in flames. It is believed that seven people total lived in the home at the time of the fire but that at least one of them, a 9-year-old boy, was at school when the incident took place.
A mobile home in Lake County erupted into flames on Friday, February 5th, ultimately resulting in the death of one individual. According to reports from the Lake County Fire Rescue, the incident was first reported shortly before 4:30 in the morning after a person walking by the home heard explosions as well as saw flames shooting from the structure.
Two women within Orange County nearly died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning after a car was left running inside of a garage throughout the entire night. The garage in question is attached to a home located along the 10000 block of Orlando’s Creekwater Boulevard. It is believed that at least one of the people involved in the incident is the owner of the home.
Fire investigators working within the city of Orlando are beginning to suspect that a series of fires being lit inside of trash cans are a connected group of incidents rather than numerous independent events. During the course of the past week, it is believed that nine garbage fires were extinguished throughout the Lake Eola Heights area.
An employee of the Chewy company has been severely injured in an incident that took place at a distribution center located in the city of Ocala. According to the Ocala Fire Rescue crews who responded to the event, the first reports of a premises liability accident emerged shortly after 12:30 the afternoon, and brought numerous first responder units to the 3300 block of Northwest 35th Avenue. Among the assembled emergency crews were representatives from the Ocala Police Department, the Marion County Fire Rescue, and the above-mentioned Ocala Fire Rescue. The location at which the emergency crews converged was a distribution center for the popular online pet retailer, Chewy.
A fire that broke out in a home located within Brevard County almost became a devastating blaze on Sunday, December 2nd, and if it was not for the efforts of the Brevard County Fire Rescue crew the incident might have resulted in far more destruction as well as the death of a beloved house pet.
A massive fire inside of an apartment complex within Orange County forced many of the apartment’s residents out of the building and into the street as they watched members of the Orange County Fire Rescue service battle the flames. According to reports from the Orange County Fire Rescue service, the first reports of the incident began to reach emergency call centers at around 1:00 on the morning of Tuesday, November 20th.
A resident of Altamonte Springs narrowly escaped severe injury or death after their home caught fire on Friday, November 2nd. According to a report from the Seminole County Fire Department, the blaze was first reported close to 2:00 in the afternoon. At this time, emergency calls suggested that a fire was either well under way or just beginning at a home located along Hermitage Drive.