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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Pickup truck catches fire near Belleview intersection

Several firefighters were dispatched to an intersection in Belleview on Monday morning after a pickup truck caught on fire.

According to Marion County Fire Rescue, multiple citizens had called 911 to report that a vehicle was on fire near the intersection of SE Babb Road and SE Magnolia Road.

Pickup truck fire in Belleview (December 11, 2023) photo by MCFR FF EMT Jacob Kierstens
MCFR’s Belleview Engine #18 unit quickly arrived on scene to combat the vehicle fire (Photo: MCFR FF/EMT Jacob Kierstens)

Marion County Fire Rescue’s Belleview Engine #18 unit arrived at the intersection shortly before 11:30 a.m., and crews observed that approximately 50% of the pickup truck was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters combating the pickup truck fire (Photo: MCFR FF/EMT Jacob Kierstens)
Firefighters combating the fire that engulfed half of the pickup truck (Photo: MCFR FF/EMT Jacob Kierstens)

Firefighters quickly deployed a hose line and began attacking the flames.

Firefighters dousing the flames with water (Photo: MCFR FF/EMT Jacob Kierstens)
Firefighters dousing the flames with water (Photo: MCFR FF/EMT Jacob Kierstens)

MCFR stated that the vehicle fire was fully extinguished within four minutes.

The pickup truck fire was extinguished within four minutes (Photo: MCFR FF/EMT Jacob Kierstens)
It took firefighters less than five minutes to extinguish the flames (Photo: MCFR FF/EMT Jacob Kierstens)

There were no injuries reported.

The cause of the vehicle fire is currently unknown, according to MCFR.