Abandoned Nursery Consumed by Fire in Orange County
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.
When the fire crews with the Orange County Fire Rescue reached the area they found the abandoned nursery in the process of being fully consumed by a raging fire. Firefighters also indicated that they flames were beginning to reach out from the building and spread through the long grasses located in the area.
By 2:00 in the morning, the fire teams reported that the fire had been completely extinguished. Once this essential step was complete, the Orange County Fire Rescue crews stepped aside to allow investigators working with the Bureau of Fire and Arson to step into the scene and begin trying to uncover just what happened to cause the destructive fire. While this investigation took place, firefighters remained at the nursery to ensure that any additional hotspot flares would be spotted and extinguished immediately.
At the time of this writing, there is no news as to what investigators believe to be the cause of the fire. It is not known if anyone was inside the structure when the blaze began, but the reports do state that the fire, although large and out of control, did not manage to cause any injuries to either the firefighters or anyone else who might have been in the area.
The nursery is believed to be owned by an individual who owns another nursery where they grow medical marijuana. This second nursery is located within Winter Garden. The nursery that was consumed by flames has reportedly been abandoned for several years.
James O. Cunningham
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