ORLANDO, Fla. – A large fire broke out early Tuesday at a vacant condo complex in Orange County, but the cause of the blaze is not yet known.
The fire started around 3:30 a.m. at the former home of the Blossom Park condos near Orange Blossom Trail and the Beachline in Orlando.
Firefighters battled the blaze, which was contained to one of five buildings, for hours before brining it under control. No one was staying at the complex, according to officials.
“There was a huge amount of fire when we got here,” Orange County Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Martis Mack said. “The roof collapsed inside. That’s where the majority of the fire was and we couldn’t put any (firefighters) in there to put the fire out, so we pretty much set up our aerial trucks and they directed their streams down into that area.”
Mack said a wall also collapsed, but no firefighters were injured.
The condo complex has been condemned for several years.
The state fire marshal will investigate the cause of the fire.
Orange Blossom Trail was closed in both directions at Landstreet Road, but the roadway was later reopened.
#BreakingOvernight The old Blossom Park condo complex on landstreet road is now on fire. Orange County fire crews are actively working to extinguish the flames. Surrounding roads are blocked off. I’ll have a live report at 6 and 6:30 this morning. pic.twitter.com/XaVSxkLk3a— Treasure Roberts (@News6Treasure) March 2, 2021
#WorkingBuildingFire 1851 W Landstreet Road: Vacant hotel with heavy fire on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor, with partial collapse. Crews making actively working to knock down fire, updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/Y8sONJ3e9B— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) March 2, 2021