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Fire at Orange County Food Packaging Facility Battled by Fire Rescue Crews

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on May 5, 2019

On Monday, April 29th, the Orange County Fire Rescue began to receive reports of a fire burning at a location along Jetstream Drive. Fire rescue crews immediately departed from numerous locations throughout Orange County in order to reach the site of the blaze and extinguish the flames before they spread too far. The crews were also unsure of whether or not any individuals were inside of the building they were trying to access, and this likely led to an even greater deal of trepidation on the part of the firefighters making their way across the county.

The scene of the incident was, as already mentioned, along Jetstream Drive, close to where this road intersects with Weatherbee Road, only a few miles southwest of the well known Orlando International Airport. When the firefighting crews arrived, they found smoke billowing out of the building in question, although it is not clear if flames were also visible.

The crews immediately began to douse the building in water in order to suppress and extinguish the fire. During this time, it was ascertained that the burning building was a facility that packaged food. The reports did not indicate what corporation the facility was connected to nor what sorts of food the facility was used to package. It is not clear if anyone was inside the building at the time of the fire or if the building was empty. If the former, it is not known if the fire and rescue crews were needed to pull anyone from the building or if the occupants managed to flee before the heat and the smoke overwhelmed them.

While certain members of the Orange County Fire Rescue worked to put out the fire, others worked to discover the fire’s source. After a while of investigating the structure, they determined that the reason behind the sudden blaze could be traced back to a faulty electrical panel.

The report did not indicate who called the authorities after the blaze began nor how long after the first wires began to burn that the authorities arrived. It is not believed that anyone was injured as a result of the incident, and we do not know how much damage was inflicted upon the facility itself.

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