Ocala firefighters were dispatched to NW 4th Street on Wednesday afternoon after receiving reports of a residential structure fire.
Shortly after 12 p.m., Ocala Fire Rescue units consisting of Engines 1, 3, and 4, Rescue 1, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 11, and a Safety Officer arrived at the 1700 block of NW 4th Street and observed a single-story home that was on fire.
According to OFR, smoke and flames were visible from the rear of the home. Firefighters completed an inspection of the property and several pre-connected hose lines were utilized to attack the flames.
Once the fire was knocked down, Engine 1’s crews made entry through the front door. Firefighters completed a primary and secondary search of the home, and no victims were found.
Ocala Fire Rescue stated that the home was deemed uninhabitable due to fire and smoke damage.
There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is unknown.
The Ocala Police Department, Ocala Electric Utility, and Marion County Fire Rescue also responded.