Ono Island lost two homes to devastating fire Saturday


Orange Beach Fire Department responded to a call Saturday, Oct. 5, on Ono Island around 4 p.m. Arriving crews found one home fully engulfed and a second home majorly involved along with vehicles and a boat. No one was home at either residence. This fire comes just four months after fire destroyed another house on the island.

Orange Beach Fire Department responded with all units along with one unit from Gulf Shores Fire Department, two Escambia County Fire crews and one Battalion Chief. Gulf Shores Fire Department and Medstar covered Orange Beach calls during this time.

“The fire was deemed under control in about 90 minutes. One Orange Beach firefighter was transported to South Baldwin Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released,” said Orange Beach Fire Chief, Matt Kimmerling.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.