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Two Transported After House Fire in Ocala

By OCALA FIRE RESCUE, Correspondent | November 04, 2020 | FLORIDA

Story No. 110520117

(OCALA, Fla.) Nov. 5, 2020 – On Wednesday, Nov. 4, Ocala Fire Rescue (OFR) responded to reports of a structure fire at the 1400 block of NE 17th St. at 8:57 p.m.

OFR Engines 1, 3, and 5, Rescue 3, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 22, and a Safety Officer were dispatched to the call.

Upon arrival, crews encountered flames showing through a bedroom window. Firefighters were advised that a neighbor helped residents exit the home. The rescue crew assessed the residents while the engine crews initiated the fire attack.

The fire was knocked down by 9:12 p.m. Approximately 50% of the structure suffered fire damage.

Two residents were transported to the hospital due to smoke inhalation. Another two residents were evaluated on-site.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The Ocala Police Department, Ocala Electric Utility, and Marion County Fire Rescue, the American Red Cross, and the fire department Chaplain also responded.

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