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Resident Displaced After Structure Fire in NE Ocala

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December 27, 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. 27, 2022 – On Tuesday, Dec. 27, at approximately 4:11 p.m., Ocala Fire Rescue's Engines 1, 3, and 5, Rescue 5, Tower 1, and Battalion Chiefs 11 and 22, were dispatched to a residential structure fire at the 1400 block of NE 24th Street.

Upon arrival, Engine 5 found a single-story home with smoke showing from the front attic vent. Crews completed a 360° inspection of the residence, spotting flames in the rear.

Nobody appeared to be home.

Using a preconnected hose line, Engine 5 began attacking the fire in the back while Engine 3 pulled a secondary hose line through the front. Engine 1 searched for fire extension in the attic. Tower 1 secured utilities.

Although the fire was confined to an enclosed storage area in the back of the residence, fire, smoke, and water damage made the home uninhabitable. One resident was displaced.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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

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