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Vehicle Fire Threatens Fuel Pump in Ocala

By Ocala Fire Rescue, Correspondent | September 02, 2020 | FLORIDA

Story No. 090320100

(OCALA, Fla.) Sept. 2, 2020 – Ocala Fire Rescue units responded to a vehicle fire at the 2500 block of East Silver Springs Boulevard at 4:04 p.m. Engines 2, 3, and 5, Rescues 2 and 3, Squad 7, a Safety Officer, and Battalion Chief 11 were dispatched to the call.

Crews arrived to find a pick-up truck, with its engine compartment engulfed in flames, parked a few yards away from a fuel pump at a gas station.

Firefighters secured the scene and began battling the flames. The fire was completely extinguished within five minutes. No injuries were reported.

Knowing what to do in case of a vehicle fire can save your life. If you suspect your vehicle is on fire, please stop the car, turn off the ignition, step away from the vehicle, and call 9-1-1.
The Ocala Police Department and Marion County Fire Rescue also responded.

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