Firefighters combat shed fire at Seminole nonprofit

Firefighters were dispatched to a nonprofit organization in Seminole County on Tuesday afternoon after receiving reports of a structure fire.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Seminole County Fire Department and Oviedo Fire Department units responded to Boys Town Central Florida located at 975 Oklahoma Street in Oviedo. When firefighters arrived on scene, they observed heavy smoke and flames rising from a 500-square-foot work shed.

Shed fire at Boys Town Central Florida in Oviedo on March 19, 2024
Heavy smoke and flames were visible when firefighters arrived on scene early Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: Seminole County Fire Department)

Two nearby buildings were evacuated while firefighters from both agencies combated the flames in the shed.

Shed fire at Boys Town Central Florida in Oviedo on March 19, 2024
Seminole County and Oviedo firefighters worked together to combat the fire inside the shed. (Photo: Seminole County Fire Department)
Shed fire at Boys Town Central Florida in Oviedo on March 19, 2024
Smoke rising from the shed as firefighters douse the structure with water. (Photo: Seminole County Fire Department)

Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames, preventing the fire from spreading into the main structure.

Shed fire at Boys Town Central Florida in Oviedo on March 19, 2024
The flames inside the shed were quickly extinguished by firefighters. (Photo: Seminole County Fire Department)
Shed fire at Boys Town Central Florida in Oviedo on March 19, 2024
Firefighters prevented the shed fire from spreading to the nonprofit’s main structure. (Photo: Seminole County Fire Department)

“Great job by everyone working together to control this fire,” stated the Oviedo Fire Department in a social media post.

Shed fire at Boys Town Central Florida in Oviedo on March 19, 2024
No one was injured in the fire. (Photo: Seminole County Fire Department)
Shed fire at Boys Town Central Florida in Oviedo on March 19, 2024
The nonprofit’s living areas avoided damage. (Photo: Oviedo Fire Department)

There were no injuries reported. In addition, there was no damage to the nonprofit’s living areas, according to the Seminole County Fire Department.

Shed fire at Boys Town Central Florida in Oviedo on March 19, 2024
An investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of the fire. (Photo: Oviedo Fire Department)

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the State Fire Marshal.

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