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Saturday, December 3, 2022

46-year-old Ocala woman dies in house fire

A 46-year-old woman was killed on Saturday morning in a house fire on Cedar Trace Lane in Ocala.

According to Marion County Fire Rescue, multiple units rushed to the residence shortly before 7:50 a.m. due to reports of a structure fire. Several 911 callers had reported smoke and flames that were coming from the home, and a car was in the driveway.

46-year-old woman dies in Ocala house fire
Marion County firefighters quickly responded to the residence on Cedar Trace Lane after receiving reports of a structure fire (Photo courtesy of Marion County Fire Rescue)

A neighbor attempted to force entry into the burning home but was unable to get inside.

Rolling Greens Rescue #528 arrived on scene first and was quickly followed by Silver Springs Shores Engine #17. Rescue #528’s crew members went into immediate rescue mode while Engine 17’s crews deployed hose lines to attack the flames that were inside the residence.

Additional rescue and engine units from Belleview Station #18 and Rolling Green Station #28 arrived on scene with command officers to assist in combating the fire.

After an initial search of the home, firefighters located the body of the deceased woman inside. Additional firefighters completed a primary and secondary search of the residence with negative findings.

At 8:09 a.m., the fire was called under control. The cause and origin of the fire is currently being investigated by Marion County Fire Rescue and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes unit was also on scene to complete their investigation.