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Machine catches fire inside Ocala warehouse

Firefighters were dispatched to a warehouse in southwest Ocala on Saturday morning after receiving reports of a fire.

At around 7:45 a.m., Ocala Fire Rescue units consisting of Engines 1, 2, 3, and 4, Rescue 1, Tower 1, and Battalion Chief 11 responded to a warehouse located in the 2100 block of SW 7th Avenue, according to OFR.

Ocala Fire Rescue responds to warehouse fire in SW Ocala on Saturday, October 21, 2023
Smoke was rising from the roof of the warehouse when Ocala Fire Rescue units arrived on scene (Photo: Ocala Fire Rescue)

Upon arrival, units located a locked warehouse, and smoke was observed rising from the roof.

Ocala Fire Rescue responds to warehouse fire in SW Ocala on Saturday, October 21, 2023
OFR units were able to quickly gain entry into the warehouse (Photo: Ocala Fire Rescue)

OFR crews managed to quickly gain entry into the warehouse, and an interior search revealed that a machine was on fire.

Ocala Fire Rescue responds to warehouse fire in SW Ocala on Saturday, October 21, 2023
A machine inside the warehouse caught on fire on Saturday morning (Photo: Ocala Fire Rescue)

Firefighters quickly doused the flames with water, extinguishing the fire and containing it to the “point of origin,” according to OFR.

Ocala Fire Rescue responds to warehouse fire in SW Ocala on Saturday, October 21, 2023
Firefighters used a hose line to quickly douse the fire inside the warehouse (Photo: Ocala Fire Rescue)

A fire investigator and Marion County Fire Rescue units also responded to the warehouse on Saturday morning.

Ocala Fire Rescue responds to warehouse fire in SW Ocala on Saturday, October 21, 2023
The interior of the warehouse after the flames were extinguished by OFR crews (Photo: Ocala Fire Rescue)

According to Ocala Fire Rescue, the warehouse was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries reported.