Orange Man Escapes Condo Fire By Jumping Out of 2nd Story Window; Suffers ‘Traumatic’ Injuries
A man was injured after jumping out of a second-story condominium window to escape a third-alarm fire that ripped through the building in Orange late Wednesday, according to the city’s Fire Department.
Sixty firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire in the 2100 block of North Orange Olive Road (map) shortly after 11:30 p.m. and found the second story of the Stonewood Condominium “well involved” in flames, according to the Orange City Fire Department.
As crews worked to extinguish the “intense” blaze, a resident leaped from an upstairs window to escape the flames.
He sustained “traumatic” injuries and was rushed to a local hospital, a news release from the department stated. The man’s condition was not immediately known.
No other injuries were reported.
The fire burned for about an hour before firefighters were able to contain it.
One unit was destroyed in the blaze, while three additional units sustained smoke and water damage.
All of the residents in the building affected by the fire were displaced and being assisted by Red Cross officials, according to the Fire Department.
The cause of the blaze was under investigation.