Orange County house fire rages for 90 minutes

Cause of fire investigated; No one injured


ORLANDO, Fla. – Orange County and Winter Garden firefighters battled a fire for more than 90 minutes Sunday night before finally extinguishing the blaze.

At about 6:20 p.m., a neighbor dialed 911 after seeing flames through the window of a home at 1346 9th St., just south of Colonial Drive in western Orange County.

Firefighters said they saw a dark column of thick smoke coming from the house and that downed power lines made it hard to reach the house. They worked on the fire from a distance until power could be shut off.

No one was home during the fire and no firefighters were injured.  The family's dog, however, died in the blaze.

The cause of the fire appears to be accidental, but the State Fire Marshal's office is investigating.