Newly Created Department Provides Full Services at Fire

Issue 4 and Volume 135.

Newly Created Department Provides Full Services at Fire A $500,000 fire involving townhouse units, garage facilities and autos occurred just 12 days after the Orange County, Fla., Fire Department was created last Oct. 1. Before the fire was extinguished, the new department organized available resources well enough to provide a wide range of supplementary services, including questioning witnesses, documenting ignition factors, meeting with the press, setting up a relief center for displaced residents, and beginning to inventory and store salvaged property for residents who were still at work or out of town. The scene of the fire was the Carlton Arms Apartments at Semoran Blvd. and Aloma Ave., in an unincorporated area of the county near Orlando and Winter Park. Fire protection, however, is the responsibility of the Orange County Fire Department, with mutual aid from departments in those adjacent towns and in Seminole County. Began as auto fire A…

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