Orange home damaged by fire
The City of Orange Fire Dept. responded to a house fire in the 3200 block of Dewey, in the Navy Park addition Friday night.
Officers from the Orange Police Dept. were first on the scene and reported a large fire in the home.
It was determined that all occupants of the home were outside fighting the fire when the first firefighters arrived on the scene, with one of the occupants receiving second degree burns on five percent of his body.
The man was burned rescuing his mother from the home before emergency crews arrived. He was taken to a local hospital by Acadian Ambulance.
The man’s mother didn’t receive any injuries from the fire but was transported to the hospital for other medical conditions.
Firefighters remained on the scene until after 11:00 pm making sure all fire and hot spots were extinguished.
The cause of fire could be a faulty clothes dryer, but the fire marshal is investigating the cause and origin of the fire.
The home did not have a working smoke detector, which delayed the occupants reaction time to the fire.
The Orange Fire Department reminds all people that working smoke detectors save lives, check yours today.