20 families displaced after lightning strikes Orange County apartment building, sparking fire

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — About 20 families were displaced after a reported lightning strike sparked an apartment fire in Orange County Tuesday evening, fire officials said.


Crews responded to Osprey Links at Hunters Creek Apartments in Orlando for the reported lightning strike. When they arrived, they found flames through the roof and eaves.

Photos: 20 families displaced after lightning strike sparks fire at Orange County apartments

The fire had been extinguished by 9:45 p.m.

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The Red Cross has been called to assist the displaced families with relocation.

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See a map of the scene below:

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.