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 at 7:22 a.m. to find the double-wide mobile home fully engulfed in flames.

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The 69-year-old occupant had already escaped the flames by the time units arrived.

She was treated on scene for her injuries and immediately transported to a local hospital as a “trauma alert”.

Fire crews worked tirelessly to extinguish the flames.

The mobile home, which had additional structures built on with an additional roof over the entire structure, was a complete loss.

According to a press release, 15 units and 30 firefighters were dedicated to this fire. The cause of the fire is unknown and is currently under investigation by the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Units on Scene included E4, R4, DC2, E6, E27, R27, T6, T27, T15, D101, STFM, G27, A104, E26, and T626.

No firefighters were injured while extinguishing the fire.