2 dead, 1 hospitalized in Orange County house fire

Blaze reported on Pompeii Road

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Crews were working to contain a deadly fire that broke out early Friday in Orange County.

According to Orange County Fire Rescue officials, two people died in the house fire in the 6000 block of Pompeii Road, which broke out shortly after 4 a.m.

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At least one other person was taken to the hospital for their injuries, officials said. An update on their condition was not immediately available.

Crews battled smoke and heavy flames until they were finally able to contain the blaze.

The victims’ names have not yet been released and officials are still working to determine the cause of the fire. Deputies said the deaths are considered suspicious.

Michael Schadow, who lives in the neighborhood where the fire took place, said it’s tragic to see what happened at his neighbor’s home.

“We always are out walking the neighborhood at night or early in the morning time, so it’s really shocking to find out if people have gone through and lost their lives,” Schadow said.

Schadow has lived there for decades and said the blaze was unlike anything he’d ever seen.

“I’ve been here 23 three years and never seen a fire like this,” Schadow said.

No other details were immediately available.

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