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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Pickup truck ignites in SE Ocala, catching nearby vehicles and home on fire

Marion County firefighters combated a fire that spread from a pickup truck to several vehicles and a home on Wednesday morning.

Shortly after 10:20 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue units were dispatched to a residence on Pecan Run Drive in Ocala in reference to a vehicle fire. An individual had called 911 to report that a truck in the driveway was on fire, and the flames were spreading to the house and nearby vehicles.

MCFR pickup truck fire spreads to other vehicles and home in SE Ocala on November 29, 2023 1
Heavy smoke rises as MCFR crews combat several vehicle fires in the driveway of a residence on Pecan Run Drive (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

MCFR units arrived on scene at 10:30 a.m. Several firefighters searched the home for occupants while other crew members began combating the vehicle fires in the driveway.

MCFR pickup truck fire spreads to other vehicles and home in SE Ocala on November 29, 2023 firefighters exintinguishing vehicle fire (2)
MCFR crews dousing the vehicles with water to extinguish the flames (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

The flames made their way into the garage of the home, and firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

MCFR pickup truck fire spreads to other vehicles and home in SE Ocala on November 29, 2023 firefighters ventilating the roof
MCFR crews ventilating the roof of the home as additional firefighters combat the flames (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

According to MCFR, the home’s residents had safely made it outside prior to the arrival of firefighters.

The blaze was called under control at 10:46 a.m., less than 20 minutes after firefighters arrived on scene.

MCFR pickup truck fire spreads to other vehicles and home in SE Ocala on November 29, 2023 firefighters exintinguishing vehicle fire
Firefighters had the fire under control by 10:46 a.m. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

MCFR stated that the fire originated inside a 2019 Ford F-150 pickup truck, and the cause of the blaze was deemed accidental.

The power has been shut off to the residential structure, and the home’s residents have been displaced.

There were no injuries reported.