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Ocala Fire Rescue Responds to Fire at Steeples Apartments

By OCALA FIRE RESCUE, Correspondent | April 25, 2020 | FLORIDA

Story No. 042720111

Ocala, FL - Ocala Fire Rescue responded to reports of an apartment fire at 11:53 A.M. on April 25th. Engines 3, 4 and 7, Rescue 4, Squad 7, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 22, and a Safety Officer were dispatched to 2901 SW 41st St., where an apartment fire was reported.

Upon arrival, crews found smoke and flames coming from the rear of building 2000. Firefighters completed a primary search and began attacking the flames that engulfed the living areas and porches of the first and second floor rear corner units. The fire was contained to two units and deemed under control at 12:19 P.M.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

Residents of all eight units within the affected building were temporarily relocated to other units on site.

Ocala Police Department, Marion County Fire Rescue and the Red Cross also responded.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.