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Commercial Structure Fire at Hydrologic

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June 15, 2022 | FLORIDA OCALA FIRE RESCUE, Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

(OCALA, FL.) June 15, 2022 – On Wednesday, June 15, Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a commercial structure fire report at 5:30 p.m.

Employees evacuated the building while units were en route.

Upon arrival at Hydrologic, 1417 SW 17th St., Engines 1, 3, and 4, Rescue 1, Tower 1, a Safety Officer, and Battalion Chiefs 11 and 22 found the back of a semi-truck, a dumpster, and part of an exterior wall in flames.

Engine 1 and Rescue 1 began fighting the fire on the back of the semi-truck, knocking down the fire within three minutes. Crews moved to the dumpster fire with Engine 4's fire suppression support - attacking the dumpster and wall fire simultaneously.

Engine 3 completed a structural search, and Tower 1 laddered the building to check for fire extension to the roof.

The fire was knocked down in all three areas by 5:42 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

Ocala Police Department also responded.

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