Woman jumps from apartment to escape fire, lands on AC unit

Victim taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center

By Dawn Jorgenson - Graham Media Group

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A woman was taken to a hospital after she jumped from her second-story apartment that was on fire, officials said.

The fire broke out around 10 p.m. at the Brooke Commons apartments.

Orange County Fire Rescue officials said when the woman jumped from her apartment, she landed on an air conditioning unit.

Officials said the woman suffered smoke inhalation and other injuries and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. No other details were given on her condition.

Officials said three apartments were evacuated, but they were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

No other injuries were reported, and the woman’s apartment was the only one damaged by fire. The unit below, however, sustained water damage, 

State investigators said they are working to determine the cause of the fire.

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