Mon. May 20th, 2019

Video shows crews battling mobile home fire in Orange County

Three people are alive after their home went up in flames Saturday.It's all thanks to the family's adult son, who woke up and smelled smoke.The man lost everything.Cell phone video shows Orange County firefighters going through the burned out shell of a mobile home in Mai Tai Village. It went up in flames around 4:19…
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Three people are alive after their home went up in flames Saturday.It’s all thanks to the family’s adult son, who woke up and smelled smoke.The man lost everything.Cell phone video shows Orange County firefighters going through the burned out shell of a mobile home in Mai Tai Village. It went up in flames around 4:19 a.m.”I opened the door to see how bad it was, and I just got blasted in the face with flames,” fire victim Tanner Pryor, 29, said.Pryor said he was asleep in his bedroom when the odor of smoke awoke him. He lived in the house with his mother and her best friend.”I just punched out this window and jumped out, you know, glass all over the ground barefooted,” Pryor said.After he escaped, Pryor ran straight to his mom’s window.”As I got to her window, the AC unit, she was able to kick out, and I reached in and grabbed her and pulled her out,” he said.Pryor rescued his mom, but said she was already suffering from smoke inhalation and had a bad cut on her foot.Next, he went to rescue his mom’s friend from the front bedroom.”I reached in and grabbed her out and brought her over here,” Pryor said.All of this happened before firefighters arrived. Pryor said he just did what came naturally.”I don’t see myself as a hero. It’s just something I had to do, I had to make sure Mom is safe and Bobbie was safe, and out of the house,” he said.Pryor said his mom, a licensed massage therapist, is hospitalized, but stable. He said they had no homeowners insurance. He wonders where they’ll live, and how they’ll start over.”Everything is just completely destroyed, whether it was fire damage or smoke or water damage. Everything is just completely gone,” Pryor said.Pryor said a family cat also safely escaped the fire.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

Three people are alive after their home went up in flames Saturday.

It’s all thanks to the family’s adult son, who woke up and smelled smoke.

The man lost everything.

Cell phone video shows Orange County firefighters going through the burned out shell of a mobile home in Mai Tai Village. It went up in flames around 4:19 a.m.

“I opened the door to see how bad it was, and I just got blasted in the face with flames,” fire victim Tanner Pryor, 29, said.

Pryor said he was asleep in his bedroom when the odor of smoke awoke him. He lived in the house with his mother and her best friend.

“I just punched out this window and jumped out, you know, glass all over the ground barefooted,” Pryor said.

After he escaped, Pryor ran straight to his mom’s window.

“As I got to her window, the AC unit, she was able to kick out, and I reached in and grabbed her and pulled her out,” he said.

Pryor rescued his mom, but said she was already suffering from smoke inhalation and had a bad cut on her foot.

Next, he went to rescue his mom’s friend from the front bedroom.

“I reached in and grabbed her out and brought her over here,” Pryor said.

All of this happened before firefighters arrived. Pryor said he just did what came naturally.

“I don’t see myself as a hero. It’s just something I had to do, I had to make sure Mom is safe and Bobbie was safe, and out of the house,” he said.

Pryor said his mom, a licensed massage therapist, is hospitalized, but stable. He said they had no homeowners insurance. He wonders where they’ll live, and how they’ll start over.

“Everything is just completely destroyed, whether it was fire damage or smoke or water da

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