Daytona Beach Fire Department firefighters responded just after 6:30 p.m. the afternoon of Friday, July 30, 2010 for a reported two-story structure fire.
Firefighters arrived and found the rear porch area of this converted apartment complex engulfed in flames and the fire rapidly spreading to the roof line. Firefighters made a quick, aggressive attack but were overcome by the fast moving fire. Firefighters went to a defensive mode of attack and protected the other structures that were in danger.
DBFD firefighters were able to gain control of the fire by using the 100 ft. aerial known as the Tower Truck to put the fire out. During the preliminary search of the downstairs apartments, DBFD firefighters rescued a canine from the heavy smoke and treated him with high-flow oxygen and cool towels.
Reports on scene state that a loud explosion was heard before the fire broke out. Other reports state there was “significant” evidence to point to the cause of the fire as arson. The Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office and Daytona Beach Police Department were investigating the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.