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Fire Rescue Prevents Injuries in Residential Blaze

(Photos: Ocala Fire Rescue)

From the time the report was first received, it took Ocala Fire Rescue only eight minutes to extinguish a residential blaze in a northeast Ocala home, ensuring the safety of its occupants.

At approximately 5:04 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, Ocala Fire Rescue received reports of a structure fire at the 1800 block of 24th Street. In a coordinated effort, Engines 1, 3, 5, Rescue 5, Tower 1, and Battalion Chiefs 11 and 22 were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival, responders encountered a single-story wood-framed house engulfed in smoke and flames, originating from a small kitchen appliance. Fortunately, the occupants had followed the crucial “get out and stay out” advice, exiting safely and standing outside.

Engine 5 promptly took action, deploying a preconnected hose line to tackle the flames on the porch, progressing towards the kitchen. Engines 5 and Rescue 5 entered the house, successfully extinguishing the fire in the kitchen and advancing toward the living room.

Meanwhile, Engines 3 secured a hydrant and conducted an exterior evaluation, ensuring overall safety. Tower 1 and Engine 1 conducted a thorough search to confirm no one remained inside the home.

By 5:12 p.m., the fire was under control, with crews then inspecting the attic space for potential extensions and ventilating the residence. Remarkably, no injuries were reported during the incident.

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