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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Marion County firefighters battle vehicle, mobile home fire at Paddock Park South

Marion County firefighters sprang into action to extinguish a fire at the Paddock Park South mobile home park in Ocala on Thursday afternoon.

According to Marion County Fire Rescue, units were dispatched at approximately 1 p.m. due to reports of a structure fire at the mobile home park. The person who had called 911 indicated that smoke and flames were visible.

Marion County firefighters battle vehicle mobile home fire at Paddock Park South
Marion County Fire Rescue units arrived on scene shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday (Photo courtesy of Captain Bethany Smith)

Within minutes, multiple MCFR units arrived on scene and deployed hose lines to combat the flames. Fire Chief James Banta also arrived on scene, established command, and designated Engine 16 as operations, according to a social media post from MCFR.

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Fire Chief James Banta arrived on scene to help combat the fire (Photo courtesy of Captain Bethany Smith)

The firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the vehicle and structure fire.

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Firefighters quickly put out the flames (Photo courtesy of Captain Bethany Smith)

The cause and origin of the fire is currently under investigation.