A fire broke out in a Northeast Ocala mobile home, sending one person to the hospital.
This morning at around 5:45 a.m., Ocala Fire Rescue’s Engines 2, 3, 5, Rescue 3, Tower 1, and Battalion Chief 22 responded to reports of a fire at the Villas at Spanish Oaks.
Upon arrival, units found a one-story mobile home on the 3000 block of NE 36th Avenue with fire coming from the front porch area. Firefighters searched the home and found one person lying unconscious against the stove.
The victim was removed from the home and trauma-alerted to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
According to OFR, the fire was contained to one room, and firefighters put out the flames within five minutes of arriving on scene.
The cause of the fire is unknown and no other injuries were reported. The name of the victim was not released.
Ocala Police Department and Marion County Fire Rescue also responded.