WINTER PARK, Fla. – Two people escaped an Orange County house fire early Tuesday, but one of three cats in the home died, fire officials said.
The fire broke out around 12:20 a.m. at 3335 Heartwood Avenue in Winter Park.
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A caller reported flames coming from the garage, and flames quickly spread through 70% of the home, Orange County Fire Rescue said.
Two people inside the home were able to get out safely, officials said.
One cat was found safe, another was given oxygen and the third cat died, according to fire officials.
The fire was termed “suspicious” by fire officials, who said the state fire marshal will investigate the cause of the fire.
No other details have been released.
Video from the Heartwood Ave. house fire shows the dangerous conditions Firefighters face when responding to these types of fires. Thankfully no one was hurt, including the homeowners. Sadly, one cat perished in the fire. SFM is continuing their investigation. pic.twitter.com/GGsrO5TMJM— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) November 2, 2021
Orange County fire crews are investigating a suspicious fire this morning that killed a family’s cat. The flames damaged about 70-percent of the home. I’ll tell you how the family is helping with the investigation on News 6. pic.twitter.com/Dx8AzzZ4C1— Treasure Roberts (@News6Treasure) November 2, 2021