Tire fire causes 30-foot flames, heat damage to business in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County firefighters said a fire that started in a pile of tires behind a car shop sent flames shooting more than 30 feet into the air early Thursday morning.

Firefighters said they arrived at Big Boys Toys on West Colonial Drive near Pine Hills Road around 2:15 a.m.

They said the 40 firefighters who responded to the scene were able to knock down the flames before they spread to the business or surrounding homes. Firefighters said no one was injured in the fire.

But, firefighters said, the blaze burned so hot that it caused extensive heat damage to the inside of the business. They said the roof and sides of the building are also warped due to the heat.

The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

This is a developing story. Watch Eyewitness News for updates.

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