Massive fire destroys Alan Grayson’s home in Windermere

Fire breaks out on Oak Park Drive

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.

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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.”

Massive fire destroys Alan Grayson’s home in Windermere

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.

A large Windermere home that property records show is owned by former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson was destroyed in a fire Tuesday morning.
A large Windermere home that property records show is owned by former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson was destroyed in a fire Tuesday morning.

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