Video: Firefighters contain blaze in 11 minutes

Video: Firefighters contain blaze in 11 minutes

Belleview, Florida — Firefighters from Marion County Fire Rescue Belleview Station 18, Summerfield Station 30, and the Villages Station 10, worked diligently to extinguish a house fire early Wednesday morning. At approximately 2:29 a.m, MCFR units received a call about a fire at Woodside Apartments, located at 3745 Southeast 107th Street, Belleview. According to a […]

Woman rescued from Belleview housefire

Woman rescued from Belleview housefire

Belleview, Florida — A woman was hospitalized after Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters pulled the homeowner from her burning home Sunday. Dispatch received the call from a neighbor of 5145 SE 107th Place, Belleview, at approximately 2:38 p.m. The caller stated that her neighbor’s home was on fire and someone was trapped in the house. […]

Woman, 69, injured in house fire

Woman, 69, injured in house fire

  Ocklawha, Florida — An Ocklawaha woman was transported to a hospital Thursday after she was injured in a mobile home fire. At approximately 7:13 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue units responded to a residential fire, located at 7550 Southeast 183rd Avenue Road, Ocklawaha. Engine 4, Rescue 4, and District Captain 2 arrived on scene […]

Firefighters kept fire from spreading through house

Firefighters kept fire from spreading through house

Ocala, Florida — On December 18, Marion County Fire Rescue crews from several south west county stations responded to 8156 Southwest 100th Street Road, Ocala, in reference to a residential fire. According to officials, EMS 100 arrived on scene, took command, and quickly evaluated the perimeter of the home. MCFR Public Information Officer James P. […]

Mom and two sons arrested after their vehicle caught fire

Mom and two sons arrested after their vehicle caught fire

Ocala, Florida — A family was arrested after they accidentally set their Chevy truck on fire. On Wednesday, Marion County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Walmart, located at 9570 Southwest Highway 200, after a store employee, Tim Cricketts, reported a vehicle fire. Cricketts stated that citizens had alerted Walmart staff about the fire. According to […]

Silver Springs woman dies in fire

Silver Springs woman dies in fire

Silver Springs — A silver Springs woman along with her cat and dog, died Thursday morning when her house caught on fire. At approximately 2:25 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue crews responded to a house fire, located at 2315 Southeast 175th Terrace Road, Silver Springs. Article continued below According to MCFR, 11 units — a total of 24 […]

Car burst into flames on Baseline and Maricamp

Car burst into flames on Baseline and Maricamp

[Video submitted by Carin Geiman — additional video below]  Article continued below Ocala, Florida — On September 21, 2015, Marion County Fire Rescue Station 33 responded to a vehicle fire on Baseline Road and Southeast Maricamp Road. According to MCFR, when units arrived, crew members found that a vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. MCFR said […]

Firefighters saved 5 dogs from fire

Firefighters saved 5 dogs from fire

Ocklawaha, Florida — Friday, Firefighter Paramedics responded to a structure fire, located at 12361 Southeast 135th Court, Ocklawaha, and were able to save the family’s pets. Five dogs were pulled from the flames: Bingo, Shadow, Bear, Bo, and Buddy. All of the pets are recovering and doing well. According to reports, firefighters were on scene […]

9-year-old died in Hog Valley fire

9-year-old died in Hog Valley fire

Hog Valley, Florida – Marion County Fire Rescue said when they arrived at a home located at 14675 NE 206th Lane, Hog Valley, it was fully engulfed in flames. Hog Valley is a small community located in the Ocala National Forest. According to reports, the boy’s father, James Atkinson Sr., was able to get his […]

Mother allowed to burn down house of daughter’s killer

Mother allowed to burn down house of daughter’s killer

Orange Park, Florida — In 2009, 7-year-old Somer Thompson disappeared without a trace while walking home from school with her brother, older sister, and several other students. Two days after she vanished law enforcement found her body at a landfill in Georgia. Authorities searched for her killer for months before discovering Jarred Harrell, 29, had […]

Busy weekend for Marion County Fire Rescue

Busy weekend for Marion County Fire Rescue

Marion County, Florida – In less than 24 hours, Marion County Fire Rescue crews responded to three unrelated home fires. The first occurred Friday afternoon in Ocklawaha. At 5:30 p.m., dispatchers at the Marion County Public Safety Communications Center received a call from the homeowner at 10451 SE 132nd Place reporting a grease fire. Firefighters […]

Suspects involved in suspicious death of Citra man captured

Suspects involved in suspicious death of Citra man captured

Ocala, Florida — Three suspects wanted for questioning in the suspicious death of Robert Hiles, 64, of Citra, have been captured. The trio was arrested in Alabama late Thursday evening. Angel Crystal Faith Long, 22, Dillon Gresham, 23, and Timothy Charles Mayhew, 20, are now off the streets and behind bars. According to the Marion […]

Suspicious death: Three suspects wanted for questioning

Suspicious death: Three suspects wanted for questioning

Citra, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for three people of interest following the suspicious death of a Citra man. They may be driving a silver in color 1999 four-door Oldsmobile bearing Florida tag number 535XQS and VIN number 1G3NB52M3X6305433. According to MCSO, the vehicle’s rear reflector is missing. The Marion County […]

Picture captures fire-whirl

Picture captures fire-whirl

Chillicothe, Missouri — As a woman was driving down a county road, she came across a farmer burning off his field. The Instagram up-loader known as “Nicejalapeno,” said it was a windy day and the flames were intense. As she stopped to snap a photo, the wind kicked up and created a fire tornado or […]