• Orange County house fire topples tree, power line to the ground

    By: Katlyn Brieskorn


    TAFT, Fla. - Orange County Fire Rescue said crews battled a fire at a house on 2nd Street in Taft.

    Fire officials said that flames from the fire soon caught a tree on fire, causing the tree to fall down with a power line. 

    The fire caused the roof to collapse on the home and made the home's carport unstable. Firefighters are waiting for the Fire Marshal to deem the home safe for response. 

    "I still have hot spots and embers in there and I can't get crews in there because of the collapse," said Orange County Battalion Chief Wendy Gross.

    Gross said the home will have to be demolished because it is no longer structurally sound. 

    Officials said no one was in the home and they were able to put out the fire.


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