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Friday, June 24, 2022

Marion County firefighters battle four-acre brush fire on Maricamp Road

Marion County firefighters responded on Monday evening to reports of a large brush fire on Maricamp Road.

Shortly after 5:25 p.m., Marion County Fire Rescue units were dispatched to the 5000 block of SE Maricamp Road in reference to a large fire that was outside. When the first units arrived on scene at 5:29 p.m., the firefighters immediately requested additional units.

Marion County firefighters battle brush fire on SE Maricamp Road 5
Firefighters first arrived on scene at 5:29 p.m. on Monday (Photo courtesy of Marion County Fire Rescue)

The firefighters observed piles of oak trees, pine trees, and mulch, covering over four acres, that were on fire.

Marion County firefighters battle brush fire on SE Maricamp Road
A four-acre area containing oak trees, pine trees, and mulch was on fire (Photo courtesy of Marion County Fire Rescue)
Marion County firefighters battle brush fire on SE Maricamp Road 4
Another picture of the fire (Photo courtesy of Marion County Fire Rescue)

According to MCFR, 18 units consisting of 27 firefighters were assigned to battle the flames. The crews have been working into the morning hours to contain the fire.

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Firefighters battling the flames (Photo courtesy of Marion County Fire Rescue)

MCFR stated on social media that the firefighters have structural protection on the homes that are nearby.

The cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation.