Early morning fire ruled ‘suspicious,’ State Fire Marshal now investigating

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshal are investigating a fire at a local business early Friday morning.

Orange County Fire Rescue said it responded to reports of smoke from a building at 403 S. Kirkman Road just before 2:30 a.m.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they saw heavy smoke coming from a print shop and quickly began working to put out the fire.

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Firefighters had to use chainsaws to cut holes into the roof to release the heat and keep the fire from spreading to businesses next door.

Patrick McCoy, who owns a barbershop next to the print shop, said that while his business has some smoke damage, it could have been worse.

“I mean thank god there’s no damage to my business, just got some smoke from the fire,” he said.

A church located in the plaza also had some smoke damage.

Fire officials said there were no injuries reported and do not know the cause of the fire, but it is considered suspicious.

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