One person killed after explosion at Orange County apartment complex, firefighters say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — One person was seriously hurt after an explosion at an apartment complex in Orange County, officials said.


The victim’s husband has confirmed with Channel 9 that she has passed due to her injuries.

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Orange County Fire Rescue said crews responded around 9:30 a.m. to an apartment complex on Woodhill Park Drive.

Firefighters said a young adult victim suffered second-degree burns and was taken to a hospital as a “trauma-alert patient.”

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Several people have evacuated one of the apartment buildings.

No active fire or smoke was visible but several windows were damaged on the building.

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It’s unclear what caused the explosion and how many people have been displaced from the apartments.

The State Fire Marshal is investigating, fire officials said.

Channel 9 has a crew working to gather more information and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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