Man found dead after fire breaks out at auto shop near Orlando

Fire burns Orlando Garage Auto on Grand Street near I-4

A man was found dead Thursday morning after a fire broke out at an auto repair shop in Orange County, officials said.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A man was found dead Thursday morning after a fire broke out at an auto repair shop in Orange County, officials said.

The fire was reported around 6 a.m. at Orlando Garage Auto Inc. on Grand Street, between Interstate 4 and Rio Grande Avenue near Orlando.

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Orange County Fire Rescue said crews arrived and found “heavy fire and smoke, with exposures to a separate warehouse” before they extinguished the blaze.

Officials said a man was found dead outside. His name has not been released.

Darrell Osborne, who lives nearby, said he saw the flames and called 911.

“It sounded like fireworks going off, a popping sound,” Osborne said. “I went around and looked and it was probably just wires popping and cracking and all of that.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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