ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – A brush fire threatened homes in the Waterford Trails subdivision in Avalon Park in East Orange County around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Florida National News was the first media outlet on the scene when residents used garden water hoses and buckets of water to battle the brush fire until Orange County Fire Department arrived to get the half-acre brush fire under control.
Firefighters were forced cut to open several fences to residents’ homes to get access to the brush fire. Ember started a small fire in a home’s gutter but was immediately put out by firefighters. Firefighters also climbed on a house rooftop to see if the brush fire threatened other homes.
Fire officials also used a drone to survey the wooded area from above.