7 children, 3 adults injured in Seminole County fire

Fire reported on Alma Drive near Altamonte Springs

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Seven children and three adults were injured Tuesday in a fire in Seminole County, officials said.

The fire was reported around 6:50 a.m. in a mobile home on Alma Drive near Altamonte Springs.

A neighbor who was sitting outside at the time of the fire described the scene to dispatchers in a 911 call.

The woman said she could see a water hose being used to try to put out the flames but they were still coming through the roof and front door.

"Oh, my God. It's just pouring out of the house. Please hurry," the woman said.

The neighbor told dispatchers during the call that two children were at school already, but the ones at home when the fire broke out made it out and were going to her house as crews worked to put out the flames.

Seminole County fire officials said the occupants of the home were able to escape the blaze. Their injuries ranged from possible burns to smoke inhalation, officials said.

The children were taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando. The adults, including a neighbor, were transported to another hospital.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze.

State officials said Tuesday afternoon that the fire had been ruled accidental and the victims' injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

Details on the exact cause of the fire have not been released.

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