1 person dead after fire involving RV in Orange County, officials say
Adult victim found at scene
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – One person is dead after a fire involving an RV on Saturday, according to Orange County Fire Rescue.
Officials said the department received multiple 911 calls related to a house fire, with the initial call coming in at about 7:43 p.m. Saturday reporting fire coming from an RV in the 100 block of North Hart Boulevard.
Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke, along with several hazards, including multiple propane tanks, officials said.
Leron Redfin, who lives across the street, said the flames were as tall as the trees.
“All I seen was flames and I felt the heat way over here,” Redfin said.
Crews entered the structure, where they found an man who was pronounced at the scene, officials said.
Investigators said the victim was related to the people who live at the home.
“I didn’t think nobody was in there. I didn’t think anybody lived there, really,” Redfin said. “I thought they just backed it on in there because they owned it and everything to get it out of the way.”
There is no word yet on the cause of the fire, but officials said the State Fire Marshal’s Office arrived to investigate. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was also at the scene Saturday.
Officials said the Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the official cause and manner of death.
The fire was out as of Saturday night.
#RVFire | (1/2) OCFRD remains on the scene of fatal RV fire in Orange Co. Multiple 911 callers reported house on fire. Initial call was 7:43 p.m., reported fire coming from RV on Hart Blvd. OCFRD on scene in 6 min. Encountered heavy fire and smoke pic.twitter.com/6xDtVVEOz5— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) February 23, 2020
No other injuries were reported by authorities.
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