Ammo explodes, roof collapses in Orlando house fire

Blaze appeared to start in kitchen but cause remains under investigation

ORLANDO, Fla. – Ammunition exploded and part of a roof collapsed as fire tore through an Orlando home, fire officials said.

Firefighters were called around 9 p.m. Thursday to a single-story house on Anchor Way, just off Edgewater Drive.

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Orlando fire officials said the blaze appeared to start in the kitchen before spreading through the house, causing part of the roof to collapse.

Ammo that was contained in the garage also exploded, creating dangerous conditions for firefighters, officials said.

“The homeowner did advise us about ammunition and gun powder in the house, so those were factors when firefighters arrived,” said Deputy Fire Chief Craig Buckley, of the Orlando Fire Department.

No injuries were reported and firefighters said the person who lived in the home was uninjured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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