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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Ocala firefighters extinguish small fire inside Wendy’s

A small fire ignited inside a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant in Ocala on Saturday evening.

At approximately 7 p.m., Ocala Fire Rescue units responded to the Wendy’s located at 3155 N Pine Avenue due to reports of a structure fire.

Ocala Wendys fire January 14 2023 exterior shot of restaurant
The small fire ignited inside the Wendy’s fast-food restaurant located at 3155 N Pine Avenue in Ocala (Photo: Ocala Fire Rescue)

Upon arrival, crew members found a small fire that originated from a malfunction in the cooling/heating system. The fire was quickly extinguished before it could spread.

Ocala Wendys fire January 14 2023 merged photo of heating cooling system
The fire was caused by a cooling/heating system malfunction (Photos: Ocala Fire Rescue)

“Thanks to prompt incident reporting and an immediate emergency response, damages were minimal,” stated Ocala Fire Rescue on its Facebook page.

There were no injuries reported.