Family, pets safe after fire breaks out in garage of Apopka home

A family of three is lucky to be alive after a fire broke out in their garage.

Orange County firefighters were called to the home in the 700 block of Tortoise Ct. in Apopka. They say they got to the scene just in time to prevent it from spreading to the rest of the house.




The family along with their two pets were able to escape without injury.

"Crews credit residential sprinkler system and working smoke alarms from preventing what could have been worse," Orange County Fire Rescue tweeted Wednesday morning.

There is still smoke damage, but overall the house is believed to not be a total loss.

Right now, a preliminary investigation points toward an electrical malfunction that caused the fire,but that will all be determined by the state fire marshal..