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Historic House in Leesburg Catches Fire

By SEAN PARKER, Correspondent | July 02, 2021 | FLORIDA

Story No. 071321104

LEESBURG, FL - On July 2nd, Leesburg Station 61 was notified of a possible structure fire off Sunnyside Drive in Leesburg. Leesburg Engine 61 arrived on scene to find a two-story structure with heavy fire throughout. Engine 61 immediately started a defensive attack with a two-and-a-half inch hand line. Leesburg Battalion 60 arrived on scene and held command. Leesburg Ladder 63 arrived and laid a supply line from the road to Engine 61 while Leesburg Engine 62 remained on the roadway to assist with water supply. Multiple LCFR tankers responded to the scene to assist with rural water supply. Multiple lines were deployed to bring the fire under control. The house was deemed a total loss. No injuries were reported. This house was famously known for being in the movie “Away We Go”. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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