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Fire Claims Residential Structure in Ocala

By OCALA FIRE RESCUE, Correspondent | May 01, 2020 | FLORIDA

Story No. 050420114

Ocala, FL - On May 1st, Ocala Fire Rescue (OFR) responded to reports of a residential structure fire at the 400 block of Northwest 18th Ave., at 11:58 P.M. OFR Engines 1, 3 and 4, Rescue 3, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 22, and a Safety Officer responded to the call.

Crews arrived at the scene to find approximately 70 percent of a single-level residential structure engulfed in flames. Crews completed a primary search and attacked the flames. The fire was under control by 12:18 A.M.

Firefighters searched the structure for fire extension and doused hot spots with water. The fire was extinguished by 12:25 A.M.

The structure was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

The Ocala Police Department and Ocala Electric Utility also responded.

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