‘Multiple’ rescued, 4 transported after fire inside Orange County fireworks storage, officials say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Four people were transported to the hospital for burns and “multiple” people were rescued after a fire erupted inside a warehouse containing fireworks, Orange County officials said.


It happened just before 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.

Flames could be seen coming from the building.

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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 multi-use building also houses a furniture store that was not damaged.

The conditions of those transported was not immediately known. Also not known was how many patients were missing. At least one child was removed from the building.

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The adults in the storage at the time of the fire were employees, Wienckowski said.

The fire is still under investigation.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.