Fire at Tymberskan Condos under investigation


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The State Fire Marshal is working to find out if an arsonist set a fire at the Tymberskan Condos in Orange County.

It took Orange County firefighters more than an hour to put out the flames Saturday night.

Officials said when they responded to a call about a fire in one of the apartment buildings, three units were in jeopardy.

The structure is abandoned and that’s why officials said the blaze might have been deliberately set.

“It’s questionable. There’s no power running into the building. There was no lightning tonight. That’s why we are calling the State Fire Marshal,” said Lt. Greg Hubbard with Orange County Fire Rescue.

Hubbard said crews fought a fire in the same building a month ago.

The fire comes just as Orange County commissioners prepare to discuss a proposal that could pour some taxpayer money into the troubled complex.

The Orlando Utility Authority threatened to disconnect water service to the complex two months ago.

Commissioners are considering spending $190,000 on water shut-off valves.

The money would also be used to board up vacant units.

Commissioners are set to discuss the proposal on Monday.