Defective water heater sparks fire at subdivision in Osceola County, officials say

No injuries reported, but multiple units damaged, officials say

Crews respond to a fire reported at FantasyWorld Club Villas in Kissimmee. (Osceola County Fire Rescue & EMS)

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A fire Saturday night at a subdivision in Osceola County prompted multiple agencies to dispatch help and resulted in no injuries, according to Osceola Fire Rescue.

Around 9:45 p.m., a defective water heater started the fire in the bathroom area of a first-floor unit at FantasyWorld Club Villas, officials said.

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Personnel with the Kissimmee Fire Department and Osceola County Sheriff’s Office joined OFR at the scene, according to a news release. Crews made fast work of the fire after all occupants were evacuated, and though the fire was contained to a single unit, firefighters said other units near to it were damaged by smoke.

At the time of this report, the subdivision’s management was working with displaced residents on getting their needs met, the release stated.

No other details were shared.


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Correction:

A previous version of this story incorrectly relayed the location of the impacted units as FantasyWorld Resort. The correct subdivision is FantasyWorld Club Villas. We apologize for any confusion.


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