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Multi-Vehicle Fire at Ocala Collision Center Managed Swiftly by Ocala Fire Rescue

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June 11, 2024 | 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 11, 2024 – Early this morning, Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle fire at Jenkins Collision Center, located at 1420 SW 12th Street. The incident was reported just after 3 a.m.

Upon receiving the call, Ocala Fire Rescue’s Engine 1 and Rescue 1 were dispatched to the scene. While en route, dispatched learned that multiple vehicles were involved, prompting the addition of Engine 4 to the response.

Upon arrival, the crews encountered a large column of smoke and flames coming from three vehicles parked side by side behind a locked fence. Engine 1 assumed command, forcing the gate, and initiating the fire attack. Engine 4 supported the operation by establishing a water supply.

Once the fire was under control, foam was used to extinguish any remaining hotspots and cool the affected area to prevent rekindling. The fire was confined to the three vehicles originally involved, though a fourth vehicle did sustain paint damage due to heat exposure.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
The Ocala Police Department also responded.

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