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Heavy flames damage two vehicles, home on SE 15th Avenue in Ocala

Ocala firefighters rushed to a residence on SE 15th Avenue on Thursday evening after receiving reports that a home was on fire.

Shortly after 8 p.m. on Thursday, Ocala Fire Rescue units consisting of Engines 1, 3, and 7, Rescue 3, Tower 1, Battalion Chiefs 11 and 22, and a Safety Officer responded to the 700 block of SE 15th Avenue due to reports of a residential structure fire in the area.

Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy flames coming from a carport that was attached to a single-story residence, according to OFR. There were two vehicles burning inside the carport.

The home’s occupants were standing outside of the burning residence.

Flames damage two vehicles, home on SE 15th Avenue in Ocala on November 10, 2022
Firefighters combating the flames (Photo courtesy of Ocala Fire Rescue)

OFR stated that Engine 1 accessed the hydrant while Engine 3’s crew members used their pre-connected hose line to attack the flames from the carport’s opening. A second hose line was advanced by Rescue 3’s crews toward the front door of the residence.

The fire was knocked down by 8:13 p.m., and it was fully extinguished by 8:27 p.m, according to OFR. Engine 7’s crews assisted with checking the scene to make sure that no fire remained.

After speaking with the occupants, firefighters learned that one of the two vehicles in the carport was not working properly. When the residents heard an unusual sound from inside the carport, they noticed that one of the vehicles was on fire.

The residents proceeded to evacuate the home and called 911. There were no injuries reported.

The Ocala Police Department, Marion County Fire Rescue, and a fire inspector also responded to the residence.