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Monday, June 24, 2024

Flames destroy barn in Marion County

A large fire in northwest Marion County destroyed a barn and injured an off-duty firefighter early Monday morning.

At around 3:05 a.m., multiple Marion County Fire Rescue units were dispatched to the 9000 block of NW 200th Street Road in Micanopy in reference to a barn fire. A 911 caller had advised that a large workshop was engulfed in flames, which were spreading to nearby sheds and trees.

Barn fire in Micanopy on May 28, 2024 photo MCFR 1
A barn located on NW 200th Street Road in Micanopy was destroyed in a large fire on May 28, 2024. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

MCFR units arrived on scene shortly after 3:15 a.m. Firefighters quickly deployed hoses to protect the main residence, a large propane tank, and additional structures in the area.

Barn fire in Micanopy on May 28, 2024 photo MCFR 4
MCFR crews deployed multiple hose lines to combat the barn fire. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

After establishing a water supply, firefighters began attacking the blaze.

Barn fire in Micanopy on May 28, 2024 photo MCFR 7
MCFR crews battling the blaze early Monday morning. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)
Barn fire in Micanopy on May 28, 2024 photo MCFR 3
Firefighters attacking the flames that engulfed the barn and threatened nearby structures. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)
Barn fire in Micanopy on May 28, 2024 photo MCFR 2
A firefighter blasting the interior of the barn with water to combat the flames. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

The fire was called under control at 3:43 a.m., according to MCFR.

Barn fire in Micanopy on May 28, 2024 photo MCFR 5
It took firefighters less than 30 minutes to extinguish the flames. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

An off-duty firefighter was evaluated for injuries by MCFR’s Critical Care Transport team, but he refused further treatment.

There were no other injuries reported to civilians or the other firefighters on scene.

Barn fire in Micanopy on May 28, 2024 photo MCFR 6
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the blaze. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

The MCFR Fire Marshal and State Fire Marshal are currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause and origin of the fire.