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Massive House Fire in Brevard County Battled by Multiple Agencies

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on July 11, 2020

Reports are still emerging around a massive house fire that occurred within the City of Cocoa on Thursday, July 9th. According to what we know so far, the incident was first reported early in the morning. Sometime before 2:00 a.m., calls began to reach emergency dispatchers throughout Brevard County. These calls indicated that a large house fire was raging at a private residence located along the 3600 block of Brophy Boulevard. We do not know for certain who called the authorities to alert them to the house fire, but in cases such as this the calls most often come from one of three places: a passerby, a neighbor, or someone within the home who wakes up due to a smoke alarm or some other alerting factor.

In the case of the fire that happened on July 9th, the reports stated that the fire was fairly advanced by the time the emergency response crews from throughout the county arrived. Both Cocoa and Rockledge fire response crews rushed to the scene in order to battle the flames as they leapt from the roof and windows of the home. Because of the advanced state of the fire when the emergency response crews reached the area, it is likely that the fire was already at an advanced stage when the emergency response teams were notified about its existence.

As some members of the fire rescue crews began to battle the flames, others worked to locate the source of the fire as well as locate any individuals who might still be within the building. The efforts of these search and rescue crews yielded the information that the fire itself broke out somewhere within either the carport or the attic. The exact location of the fire’s origin remains subject to an investigation.

From either the carport or the attic, the fire began to spread through the rest of the home. When the emergency response crews reached the area the fire had begun to burn through the house with a ferocious appetite. It is believed that the building is a total loss.

No one is reported to be injured as a result of the blaze. It was not reported whether or not anyone was inside the home at the time.


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