Lakeland fire crews arrive at a home on Walnut Street engulfed by fire

Central Florida home fully engulfed in flames

LAKELAND, Fla — Sunday evening the Lakeland fire department responded to a fire call at 1207 Walnut St. and found a home completely consumed by fire.

The flames and smoke were so strong that crews had to stay outside to fight the fire until it was under control.

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The fire spread to a van parked nearby and crews feared a store next door might fall victim to the flames as the fire grew so as a precaution they evacuated the store.

Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters determined the cause of the fire was an electrical issue.

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No injuries were reported and the American Red Cross is helping the family.