Man sleeping on front porch escapes house fire in Apopka

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Heavy smoke and flames were coming from an Apopka home when Orange County firefighters responded Thursday morning.

Firefighters said the house was 60% involved when they arrived at the home on East 15th Street. They said a man sleeping on the front porch of the home escaped through a window after he was awakened by a neighbor who saw the smoke.

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Firefighters were able to get the fire out by 8:50 a.m., and Duke Energy responded to the scene to deal with a live wire on the ground.

The Red Cross is assisting the man who lived in the home. The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.