Ammunition Fire Consumes Residence in Seminole County
Either on or shortly before Saturday, September 15th, members of the Seminole County Fire Department rushed to respond to reports of a house fire in a somewhat remote area of Mims, within Seminole County. The official statement from Lt. Andy Gay, a member of the Seminole County Fire Department, suggests that they received reports of the flames in a home located within the 10000 block of Epiphyte Road sometime after the blaze itself started. Lt. Gay also indicated that the home was situated in such a place that made accessing it with emergency vehicles somewhat tricky.
When the crews ultimately reached the location and were confronted with the burning building the flames were already well on their way to consuming the entire structure. Assisting the Seminole County Fire Department were members of various emergency response teams from the nearby Volusia County Fire Rescue. In their own statement, a spokesperson for the Volusia County Fire Rescue told reporters that the fire is believed to have been started due to ammunition that exploded within the home. Just why the authorities believe this is not clear, nor is it clear just what would cause such an explosion to take place.
As mentioned above, due to the difficulty in accessing the location where the fire was raging it took the crews longer than desired to actually reach the burning building. When they did access the structure, the fire crews began working together to extinguish the inferno.
Several hours later, the fire was mostly subdued, but there were still patches of flames that firefighters were trying to fully douse in powerful jets of water fired from their hoses.
It is not clear just who contacted the fire department in regards to the burning building, and at the time of this writing it is also not clear whether or not anyone was inside of the home either at the time when the fire broke out or afterwards, when the firefighters arrived. This means that we are in the dark regarding whether or not any individuals were injured or worse in the flames. It is hoped that additional reports from either the Volusia County Fire Department or the Seminole County Fire Department will help clarify the matter.
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.