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Fire destroys multiple sheds, 5,000 sq. ft. building at Ocala property

A fire tore through multiple sheds and a large building on a property in southwest Ocala early Monday morning.

Firefighters rushed to the 7700 block of SW 22nd Avenue in Ocala on Monday morning after receiving reports of several loud explosions and a large fire in the area.

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The flames spread to a field, storage building, and several small sheds located in the 7700 block of SW 22nd Avenue in Ocala on April 15, 2024. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

Shortly after 5 a.m., multiple Marion County Fire Rescue units were dispatched after a 911 caller reported that her field and several nearby sheds were on fire.

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Multiple MCFR units responded to the 7700 block of SW 22nd Avenue in Ocala on Monday morning to battle the blaze. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

The first MCFR unit arrived on scene at 5:15 a.m., and crews observed a field and a 5,000-square-foot storage building that were on fire. In addition, four smaller sheds were engulfed in flames.

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Firefighters combating the blaze on Monday morning. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

Within minutes, additional MCFR units arrived on scene to assist with battling the blaze.

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Firefighters from multiple MCFR units assisted with extinguishing the flames. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)
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Firefighters blasting the flames with water. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

Firefighters attacked the flames and eventually brought the fire under control at around 5:50 a.m.

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It took MCFR crews approximately 45 minutes to extinguish the fire. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

There were no injuries reported.

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The cause of the fire is currently being investigated. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

An investigation is underway to determine the cause and origin of the fire, according to Marion County Fire Rescue.