Down Power Lines Trap Fla. Firefighter in Truck

APOPKA, Fla. -- The state fire marshal investigated a suspicious fire that blew out the windows of a home and brought power lines down onto a fire truck Monday night. The home's owner believes the fire was retaliation for a drug bust, police...


APOPKA, Fla. --

The state fire marshal investigated a suspicious fire that blew out the windows of a home and brought power lines down onto a fire truck Monday night.

The home's owner believes the fire was retaliation for a drug bust, police said.

The fire on Sheeler Avenue in Orange County near Apopka tore through three-quarters of the home before crews arrived.

The flames severed power lines from the home, and the live lines fell onto a fire truck. One firefighter stayed inside the truck until the power company arrived.

Orange County sheriff's investigators raided the home earlier in the day and arrested the tenants.

The landlord, who just bought the house a month ago, told police that he believes the fire is backlash for the drug bust.

The homeowner said he had been in the process of trying to get insurance.

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