ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The house of former U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson caught on fire overnight. 

What You Need To Know

  • Former congressman tells News 13 everyone is OK

  • It is not known how the fire started

Orange County Fire Rescue firefighters were battling the fire at Grayson’s home on the 8000 block of Oak Park Drive in Windermere early Tuesday morning.

Spectrum News 13 spoke with the former congressman just before he left and he said his family is doing okay and made it out safely. 

Firefighters got called out to the six-bedroom house around 1 a.m., Tuesday. 

Officials said that no one was hurt and everyone made it out safely. 

It is not known how the fire started at this time. But Spectrum News 13 was told that part of the roof came down as flames reached both floors by the time fire crews arrived. 

Spectrum News 13 reporter Rebecca Turco could smell smoke with her car’s windows up from about a quarter-mile away. 

Grayson was the U.S. representative for Florida’s 8th and 9th congressional districts during his political career.