ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — An early morning fire ripped through an apartment complex in the Oak Ridge neighborhood of Orange County.
Orange County Fire Rescue was called to the Isles at East Millenia apartments on Lake Fountain Drive around 4:10 a.m. on Saturday.
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The apartment complex is just east of South Orange Blossom Trail and Americana Boulevard.
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When firefighters arrived, people were screaming and hanging from balconies.
According to fire rescue, eight people were trapped on the third floor.
Firefighters rescued all occupants inside the building.
An Orange County Sheriff’s deputy rescued a baby who was trapped in the fire.
Amazing video of OCSO Deputy rescuing baby girl from fire!— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) April 23, 2022
Early this morning, deputies were assisting @OCFireRescue & saw a baby & mom on 3rd floor balcony with flames coming from the apartment. Deputy Puzynski climbed the outside balconies & mom handed baby down to him. pic.twitter.com/T5JeXLY7tA
Two units were damaged by fire and several others suffered water damage.
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One occupant suffered a burnt foot and others received non-life-threatening injuries, fire rescue said.
One firefighter suffered a knee injury battling the blaze, while another was treated for exhaustion.
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In total, 24 units in the complex will not be accessible.
Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers are assisting residents displaced by the fire.
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