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Belleview House Fire: Local Crews Tackle Blaze

(Photos: Marion County Fire Rescue)

On March 12, in a rapid response to a distress call, Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) units were dispatched to the 6800 block of SE 107th St, Belleview, at 9:36 am, following reports of a residential structure fire. The 911 caller had alerted authorities to dark smoke emanating from the screened-in back porch of the residence.

MCFR Belleview Station #18 wasted no time, arriving on the scene within three minutes at 9:39 am. The initial assessment indicated a working structure fire, prompting Lieutenant of Engine 18 to establish command. After passing the command to the next arriving officer, the team swiftly transitioned into an offensive interior attack mode.

Additional reinforcements in the form of MCFR Engine 23, Engine 24, Rescue 24, Rescue 530, Tanker 30, and Heavy Rescue 1 arrived promptly. Rescue 24 assumed the role of the rapid intervention team, while Battalion Chief 1 took command of the operation. The decisive interior attack successfully contained the fire to the back porch, minimizing damage to the interior of the house.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, with authorities diligently working to uncover the origin and circumstances surrounding the incident. Fortunately, no injuries were reported among civilians or the valiant firefighters on the scene. This efficient response underscores the dedication and skill of MCFR in safeguarding the community from potential disasters.

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