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Marion County firefighters back home after battling wildfires in Santa Rosa County

A strike team that included Marion County firefighters is back home after battling wildfires in Santa Rosa County.

Marion County Fire Rescue Engine 101 was part of Strike Team 1302, which also included firefighters and apparatus from Alachua, Clay, St. John’s and Flagler counties.

Firefighters from Marion County Fire Rescue survey the damage left behind by wildfires in Santa Rosa County.

The crew was able to return home just in time for Mother’s Day dinner. They were thankful to be able to spend part of the day with their mothers and wives.
Marion County Fire Rescue Lt. Scott Ramage said he was quite proud of the hard work and the accomplishments by his firefighters who deployed aboard Engine 101.

“This crew has been working nonstop since we arrived in Santa Rosa County,” he said. “They are the shining stars of this deployment.”

Marion County firefighters hose down areas that were charred by wildfires in Santa Rosa County last week.

The group, part of Strike Team 1302, was sent to Santa Rosa County last week. Dep. Chief Bart Walker oversaw the team. He and Ramage also were joined by Engineer Daniel Smith, Firefighter/Paramedic Ben Traback and Firefighter/EMT Chase Long. They deployed May 6 and hooked up with engines from Alachua, Clay, St. John’s and Flagler counties at Interstate 75 and Interstate 10.

Residents of Santa Rosa County offered thanks to the firefighters who came from throughout Florida to battle wildfires.

Photos in Ocala, Florida

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