Firefighters battle early morning blaze at Lake Mary duplex

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Seminole County fire investigators are trying to find out what started a fire at a duplex in Lake Mary.

911 operators received the call around 5:01 a.m. regarding the fire at a duplex on the 1000 block of Royal Gardens Circle.

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Units from Seminole County Fire Rescue arrived on scene within minutes of receiving the call. Deputies from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office were also on hand, knocking on doors and evacuating residents.

“In total, we had 26 units on scene representing the Seminole County Fire Department, Lake Mary Fire Department and Longwood,” Seminole County Fire Department Chief Otto Drozd said.

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Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.

“Speaking of the damage to the actual unit that caught fire, how bad is it? It’s pretty extensive because the problem where the actual bulk of the fire was, it extended into different parts of the home,” Drozd said. “We’re trying to ascertain that now, and it makes it a little bit more difficult because a portion of the roof collapsed, so we’re going to have to uncover every layer in order to find out where the actual fire started.”

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Officials haven’t said how many people were displaced because of the fire, but they did tell Channel 9 that no one was hurt.