4th person dies after last week’s fire at Orange County warehouse used to store fireworks

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A fourth person has died as a result of last week’s fire in an Orange County warehouse that was storing fireworks, according to county officials.


The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Elizabeth Tiralongo.

It was confirmed over the weekend that Landon Bourland, 24, David Gonzalez, 22, and Lindsey Phillips, 23, died after being transported to the hospital, the sheriff’s office said.

The fire broke out Thursday evening around 7:20 p.m. at 901 Central Florida Parkway. Orange County Fire Rescue crews responded to reports of a building fire with fireworks going off and people trapped inside, Battalion Chief Garrett Wienckowski said at the scene.

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Flames could be seen coming from the building.

The fire caused a “chain reaction,” setting off fireworks, “similar to the one in Melbourne,” Wienckowski said. After an “aggressive attack” on the fire, rescue crews were able to pull victims out.

The fire was contained to the fireworks storage facility, Wienckowski said. The multiuse building also houses a furniture store that was not damaged.

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The state fire marshal is the lead investigator into the cause of the fire.

The deaths are not being investigated as homicides.

Photos: 5 hurt after massive fire breaks out at warehouse storing fireworks in Orange County, fighters say

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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