in Volusia County have contained an 8.4 acre brush fire that burned in the
Enterprise area of Deltona, threatening at least two homes on Perry Lane.
had the fire truck right here, it was stationed here to protect the home, and
then there was another one over at the house," said Ken Lower, a resident who
along with his wife and two children were forced to grab their valuables and
leave their Perry Road home as firefighters worked to protect it from the two
have a hard drive with photos on it, so we just grabbed that, get the kids out
and the dogs out," Lower said.
wind driven smoke was so thick it was difficult to see, forcing fire crews to
shut down Garfield Road. Forty firefighters from five different agencies fought
the blaze both on the ground and in the sky using choppers to drop water over
the area, while ground crews used plows to create a fire line.
Costello said a neighbor ran from next door and alerted her that they had to
leave as the flames grew closer.
went to the door and Jackie that lives next door said come on there's a fire
we've got to get out of her," Costello said.
firefighters came to her door Costello said she grabbed her dog buddy and
rushed out of her home to safety.
said we'll have to get the dog and said well of course we'll have to get the
officials in Volusia county warn residents to expect smoky conditions
on their commute tomorrow morning.