Fire at gated community in Longwood hurts 1, Seminole firefighters say

Fire crews respond to The Springs

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Firefighters on Saturday responded to a gated community in Longwood, tackling a fire that sent one person to the hospital, according to the Seminole County Fire Department.

Fire crews responded at 12:40 p.m. to 265 Crown Oaks Way, an address located within The Springs, records show.

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Video of the fire, shared with News 6 by Peter DeGregory, shows how the flames were visible from a nearby intersection through tree cover.

At least two alarms were called as the blaze prompted evacuations of nearby units, a department spokesperson said, adding an investigation was underway at the time of this writing to determine whether the fire involved an explosion.

Crews performed a complete knockdown of the fire and had begun overhauling before 2 p.m., according to the spokesperson.

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