WINDERMERE, Fla. – A Windermere home owned by former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson was destroyed Tuesday morning in a fire.
The fire broke out around 1 a.m. on Oak Park Drive.
Someone inside the home called 911 to report the fire, officials said.
Firefighters battled the blaze for hours before brining it under control.
Orange County Fire Rescue tweeted, “All occupants are reported out safely and no injuries have been noted.”
Grayson’s wife, Dr. Dena Grayson, later tweeted, “Thank you for your support, friends. I am grateful that everyone (including the pups) is safe. All of our clothes were burned, but then again, I haven’t needed a business suit in over a year due to the pandemic, so I guess there’s that.”
Grayson, a Democrat, held Florida’s District 9 congressional seat from 2009 to 2011 and 2013 to 2017. He gave up his seat to run for U.S. Senate in 2016 but lost the Democratic primary.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Thank you for your support, friends. I am grateful that everyone (including the pups) is safe.— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) March 16, 2021
All of our clothes were burned, but then again, I haven't needed a business suit in over a year due to the pandemic, so I guess there's that. https://t.co/lryzTHbNMr
ACTIVE FIRE: Multiple units are battling a house fire in Windermere on Oak Park. Orange County Fire Rescue reported the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Take a look a this video. pic.twitter.com/HqkOWCXX4Z— Treasure Roberts (@News6Treasure) March 16, 2021
#housefire Our units have been battling a house fire since 1am in the 8000 block of Oak Park drive in Windermere. All occupants are reported out safely and no injuries have been noted. Unknown cause of the fire, at this time.— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) March 16, 2021