Resident escapes burning home
The City of Orange Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire on Mickler Dr. on Friday morning, Dec. 23, shortly before 7 a.m.
Initial reports included that a person was trapped inside the burning structure, City of Orange Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Ziller said. Orange Police Officers arrived first and updated fire crews and an ambulance company that the house was fully engulfed but the trapped person had escaped.
“Fire units arrived and determined that everyone was out of the structure,” a report from Ziller stated. “The fire was extinguished in 20 minutes and the person that was inside the house initially was treated for smoke inhalation by Acadian Ambulance. The patient did not want to go to the hospital. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the fire marshal but the cause is currently considered unintentional.”