ORLANDO, Fla. – A large fire broke out early Monday at an Orlando apartment complex, displacing about 20 residents, officials said.
The fire started around 3:30 a.m. at the Fleetwood Apartments on Highland Avenue near Colonial Drive.
Orlando fire Deputy Chief Craig Buckley said neighbors reported the blaze and firefighters discovered heavy fire on the second floor of a building that housed eight units. One firefighter fell through the floor but was not injured, Buckley said.
“We thought it was fireworks, but apparently not — it was the sound of the popping of the windows breaking,” said a man who called 911. “The entire complex back there caught on fire.”
No residents were injured.
The fire was brought under control, but the cause is under investigation.
The Red Cross is assisting the victims who have been displaced.