International Drive hotel evacuated due to balcony fire, Orange County Fire Rescue says

There are no reports of injuries

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A hotel on International Drive in Orange County was evacuated on Saturday as crews responded to a fire on a 14th-floor balcony.

According to Orange County Fire Rescue, they responded to the hotel located at 9801 International Drive for a fire in a planter box on the balcony.

The hotel was evacuated while crews “ventilate smoke from the structure,” OCFR said in a tweet.

There are no reports of injuries at this time.

OCFR posted an update at 4:56 p.m. that said the fire is out and that smoke was removed from all floors.

They did not say if guests were allowed back into the hotel.

This is a developing story. Check back with News 6 for updates.

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