Azalea Park home damaged by fire in Orange County
Fire damages Azalea Park home in Orange County (WFTV)ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — An alert neighbor sprung into action after fire broke out at an Orange County home early Monday. Firefighters responded to the Azalea Park neighborhood around 4 a.m. after getting a 911 call from a man who said he saw flames coming from his neighbor’s house along Lynbrook Drive. Orange County house fire (WFTV.com News Staff)Peter Sabatini said he had just stepped out of the shower when he noticed fire shooting from the side of the home near a window air conditioning unit. Orange County house fire (WFTV.com News Staff)The owners weren’t home when the fire broke out. Orange County house fire (WFTV.com News Staff)Orange County Fire Rescue crews were able to fully put out the fire and officials will investigate the cause.wftv.com
Alianza Center to host vaccine events in Latino neighborhoods of Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. — In an effort to bring vaccination services closer to communities in need, Alianza Center will host “neighborhood fairs” in predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods across Central Florida. Executive Director Johanna Lopez said the plan is to target neighborhoods most at risk for COVID-19. In addition to providing COVID-19 vaccines, the neighborhood events will include immigration and education support, professional development, and voter registration help. READ: State investigating Central Florida businesses, venues for requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccineLopez said the goal is to give the community tools and resources to help them grow and prosper. “We want families to come out and have a great time while learning about important services in our community that are available to them,” Lopez said.wftv.com
Orange County priest helping Latino community get vaccinated
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The priest of a church in Azalea Park said his church received 500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and he wanted to help the Latino community have access. He said this approach provides equal access to everyone, adding that not every person in the Latino community has access to technology. “We know from market research that Latinos in this market are less likely to have a computer at home,” Rodriguez said. The priest said it’s been rewarding to help connect the Latino community with the vaccine. State Rep Carlos Guillermo Smith said the goal was to make sure the Latino community has access to the vaccine but also that there is equity.
5 rushed to hospital after crash in Azalea Park
PHOTO CREDIT: OCFRORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The Orange County Fire Rescue said five people were rushed to the Orlando Health Regional Medical Center after a jeep overturned on Goldenrod Road in Azalea Park. Investigators said the accident site is just north of Colonial Drive. One of the patients in the crash is in serious condition, according to Orange County Fire Rescue. The names of the victims have not been released at this time. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.