ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The house of former U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson caught on fire overnight.
What You Need To Know
- Former congressman tells News 13 everyone is OK
- It is not known how the fire started
Orange County Fire Rescue firefighters were battling the fire at Grayson’s home on the 8000 block of Oak Park Drive in Windermere early Tuesday morning.
Spectrum News 13 spoke with the former congressman just before he left and he said his family is doing okay and made it out safely.
Firefighters got called out to the six-bedroom house around 1 a.m., Tuesday.
Here’s another look at the scene. Again, it’s hard to tell how badly the house is damaged. Several ladder trucks and fire rescue trucks are here. Still an active scene even though fire looks to be put out. @MyNews13 #news13orange pic.twitter.com/Bkvl3kOzzm— Rebecca Turco (@RebeccaTurcoTV) March 16, 2021
Officials said that no one was hurt and everyone made it out safely.
It is not known how the fire started at this time. But Spectrum News 13 was told that part of the roof came down as flames reached both floors by the time fire crews arrived.
Spectrum News 13 reporter Rebecca Turco could smell smoke with her car’s windows up from about a quarter-mile away.
It’s worth mentioning I could smell smoke with my car windows up before even pulling into the neighborhood, about a quarter of a mile away. Hard to tell how damaged the house is from our vantage point, we’re spaced back. @MyNews13 #news13orange— Rebecca Turco (@RebeccaTurcoTV) March 16, 2021
Grayson was the U.S. representative for Florida’s 8th and 9th congressional districts during his political career.