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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Marion County firefighters battle mobile home fire

Marion County firefighters worked quickly to extinguish a mobile home fire on Thursday morning.

At 9:09 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue units were dispatched to the 17000 block of SE 155th Avenue in Weirsdale due to reports of a residential structure fire. A 911 caller had reported that a mobile home was engulfed in flames, and it was unknown if the home was occupied.

Within five minutes, firefighters from Weirsdale Station #27 arrived on scene. They observed that smoke and flames had self-vented on the mobile home’s roof.

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The mobile home’s roof was covered in smoke and flames (Photo courtesy of Marion County Fire Rescue)

According to MCFR, the lieutenant of Engine 27 established command. Additional units arrived on scene, and crew members deployed hose lines to attack the flames. Firefighters from Rescue 27 were deployed to complete a primary search of the structure.

Marion County firefighters battle mobile home fire
Multiple units arrived on scene and deployed hose lines to attack the flames (Photo courtesy of Marion County Fire Rescue)

Additional crew members from South Marion Station #6, The Villages Station #10, Belleview Station #18, and Spruce Creek Station #30 arrived on scene shortly afterward. Battalion Chief #3 established command and directed the firefighters to their assignments.

The fire was under control by 9:31 a.m.

Primary and secondary searches of the mobile home were completed, and it was determined that the home was unoccupied. Chaplain Joe LaCognata and the American Red Cross were called in to assist the homeowner.

The MCFR Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating the origin and cause of the fire.