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Dog Saved from Home Fire in Ocala

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December 16, 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.) Dec. 17, 2022 – On Friday, Dec. 16, at approximately 2:42 p.m., Ocala Fire Rescue's Engines 1, 3, and 4, Rescue 4, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 11, and a Safety Officer were dispatched to a residential structure fire at the 2800 block of SW 17th Circle.

Upon arrival Engine 4 found a single-story home with fire and smoke showing from a front window. Nobody appeared to be home.

Engine 4 stretched a hose line to the porch, knocking down the fire from the exterior before entering through the front door. Rescue 4 began a primary search while Engine 4 attacked the fire. Engine 1's crew was divided to assist with the search and fire suppression.

Firefighters controlled the flames within minutes, confining the fire to the room of origin - the living room.

A secondary search was completed once the fire was extinguished. It was then that a dog, hiding under a bed, was found.

Firefighters retrieved the uninjured pet and brought him outside safely.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The Ocala Police Department and Marion County Fire Rescue also responded.

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