Large fire destroys Titusville duplex

Firefighters respond to 105 Lagrange Ave.

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A duplex in Titusville was heavily damaged early Wednesday when a large fire broke out, according to fire officials.

Firefighters from the Titusville Fire Department and Brevard County Fire Rescue responded to the duplex at 105 Lagrange Ave. around 3:20 a.m.

The department said everyone in the residence was out and accounted for, though one person was taken to a hospital in stable condition. No other injuries were reported.

Resident Wayne Malcolm said all pets that lived in the duplex are safe as well.

“I heard a bunch of people screaming and yelling, and I came out and saw the flames,” Malcolm said. “Something happened because the way it burned itself so fast like a four-alarm fire.”

The fire was knocked down in 15 minutes, according to officials.

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The unit of origin is a total loss while the adjacent unit had extensive water damage, officials said.

The American Red Cross is helping two families who lived in the units, one family of two adults and three children and another with two adults and one child.

The Bureau of Fire, Arson & Explosives Investigations responded, and an investigation is ongoing.

A week ago, a family in Titusville wasn’t so lucky.

Ceaser Byrom, 74, said his wife of 50 years died when their house caught on fire.

The family said 71-year-old Deloris Byrom will be buried Thursday.

The family is now fundraising to pay for a new home through GoFundMe.

Like Wednesday’s fire, firefighters haven’t reported a cause of the fire on Tonya Lane, either.

Titusville police also haven’t provided an update on its death investigation.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.

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