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WATCH: Firefighters Extinguish Blaze Engulfing PT Cruiser

A family’s morning commute turned into a frightening ordeal when their vehicle experienced a mechanical malfunction, resulting in a vehicle fire. The incident occurred on the morning of Thursday, March 7 at NW MLK Jr. Ave, prompting a swift response from emergency services.

Upon discovering the mechanical issue, the occupants of the vehicle wasted no time in pulling over, evacuating the vehicle, and promptly dialing 9-1-1 for assistance.

Ocala’s Engine 1, Rescue 1, and Battalion Chief 11 raced to the scene, where they were met with the sight of a maroon PT Cruiser engulfed in flames. With precision and efficiency, Engine 1 deployed a preconnected hose, swiftly dousing the flames and bringing the fire under control within just one minute.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported in the incident. The swift action of both the occupants and emergency responders ensured a safe outcome for all involved. In addition to the fire response units, the Ocala Police Department also arrived on the scene to assist with traffic control and ensure the safety of the area.

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