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Neighbor breaks window to pull victim from burning Belle Isle home

Victim in critical condition, fire officials say

House fire in Belle Isle. (Image: Orange County Fire Rescue)
House fire in Belle Isle. (Image: Orange County Fire Rescue) (WKMG)

BELLE ISLE, Fla. – Firefighters are crediting a neighbor with rescuing a victim from a burning home in Belle Isle.

Orange County Fire Rescue officials said the fire broke out Wednesday around 3 p.m. at a home in the 5000 block of Peninsular Drive.

The victim’s neighbor noticed the flames and broke a window to pull the victim, who was unconscious at the time, to safety, fire officials said.

Crews arrived at the home, where heavy smoke could still be seen, and transported the victim to Orlando Regional Medical Center. The victim, whose name has not been released, is in critical condition, according to a tweet from Orange County Fire Rescue.

Fire officials praised the neighbor for their efforts.

“Outstanding actions by a good neighbor,” OCFR wrote in the tweet.

Details on what led up to the fire have not been released.

No other information was immediately available.

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