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Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee, Prompting Evacuations

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee



By Ciara Perez, News Reporter | iSkyCreations - News & Media (ISC)

Publish Date: June 7th, 2024


KISSIMMEE, FL. — A large brush fire erupted on Orange Blossom Trail (OBT) and Woodland Creek Blvd. in Kissimmee, causing evacuations and widespread concern among local residents on Friday evening. The blaze, which started around 5 p.m., quickly spread, prompting a swift response from multiple fire departments.


Thick smoke billowed above the area as fire crews from Kissimmee, Osceola County Fire Rescue, and Orange County Fire Rescue worked tirelessly to control the flames. According to officials, no injuries have been reported, though the fire threatened several homes and led to the loss of multiple fences.



iSkyNews reporters on the scene witnessed residents in distress as they evacuated their homes. Many were particularly concerned about the safety of their pets. One couple was seen hurriedly placing their two cats into crates, while another resident moved several bird cages to safety.


The fire was contained by 8 p.m., and no homes were damaged. However, the intensity of the heat and the thick smoke created challenging conditions for the firefighters, who initially tackled the flames from a ladder truck before moving into the adjacent neighborhood to prevent further spread.


Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee


Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee


Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee


Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee

Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Kissimmee
Even The Local Birds Had To Be Evacuated

As of 7 p.m., the smoke had significantly decreased, but Orange Blossom Trail remained closed between Osceola Parkway and E. Carroll St. to facilitate ongoing firefighting efforts.


The iSky UAS Team provided aerial footage of the fire, giving a clearer view of the extent of the brush fire as it spread through the area. Firefighters continue to monitor the site closely to prevent any flare-ups.


This is a developing story. Stay tuned to iSkyNews for further updates on this incident and the ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of the affected residents and their properties.

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