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Kissimmee Fire Department saves multiple dwellings from fire

Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 9:32 am

A quick response by the Kissimmee Fire Department to a two-alarm fire at an area townhome helped stop by the blaze from spreading to other residences, city official said.

The Kissimmee Fire Department responded to the townhome fire in the 3200 block of West Tower Court on

The Kissimmee Fire Department responded to a townhome blaze on Monday.

Monday after receiving numerous 911 calls reporting flames coming from the roof of a structure.

The first Fire Department unit arrived on-scene at 2:43 p.m. and reported that the townhome was fully involved. Due to the size of the fire, the incident commander at the scene requested a second alarm, which brought additional units from Osceola County Fire Rescue, Orange County Fire Rescue, and 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 on Monday. “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 did not appear to be suspicious and it only affected two of the six townhomes within the building, according to a city press release. 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.

For more information about the city of Kissimmee visit, www.kissimmee.org.