ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County firefighters responded to a fire that ripped through an auto repair shop Thursday morning.
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Crews said they saw flames and heavy smoke when they arrived at the business on Grand Street near Rio Grande Avenue just after 6 a.m.
At the scene, they also discovered a deceased man near the burning building, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.
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Sheriff’s investigators had few details to release about the investigation, which they said is in its early stages.
Drone 9 captured images of the flames and smoke billowing in the area.
We watched as sparks were flying in front of the shop.
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Reporter Q McCray has been on scene collecting the latest details about the fire and the death investigation.
#BLDFire 1500 block of Grand St. Calls at 6:03am with reports of business on fire. Crews arrived to heavy fire & smoke w/ exposures to separate warehouse. 1 fatality. Fire out. No other details related.— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) June 16, 2022
Channel 9 will continue to monitor the fire. Check back and watch Eyewitness News for updates.
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