The City of Kissimmee Fire Department responded to a townhome fire in the 3200 block of West Tower Court today after receiving numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting flames coming from the roof of a structure.
The first City of Kissimmee Fire Department unit arrived on-scene at 2:43 p.m. and reported the townhome was fully involved. Due to the size of the fire, the on-scene incident commander requested a second alarm, which brought additional units from Osceola County Fire Rescue, Orange County Fire Rescue, and the City of St. Cloud Fire Rescue to assist. “The quick response and actions of the initial Kissimmee Fire Department units had a tremendous impact on the overall outcome of today’s fire” said Kissimmee Fire Chief Jim Walls. “Their quick actions helped stop the fire in its tracks, preventing it from spreading to more units that it did”.
While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, it does not appear to be suspicious at this time and only affected two of the six townhomes within the building. The State Fire Marshal was notified but did not respond, and the American Red Cross was contacted to assist families of those units impacted.
All residents of the affected building were able to safely exit during the fire, and one firefighter was treated and released on-scene during the incident for abdominal pains.
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