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    Ocala, Florida -- Nine people -- four adults and five children -- were displaced Monday following an early morning fire. Ocala Fire Rescue (OFR) responded to the fire in the 2300 block of SW Fort King Street, at 3:04 a.m. According...
    Ocala, Florida -- A bipolar schizophrenic Florida man was arrested Saturday after he plowed his vehicle into a Catholic church and then set the building on fire as parishioners were inside preparing for Mass. According to reports, Steven Anthony Shields,...
    A man who Kissimmee officials say was involved in a shooting was found dead after a brush fire in Ocala. Osceola County deputies said Mark Velez-Amador, 24, Thaddeous Warrington, 19, and Lana Van, 17, were also involved in the shooting. Osceola...
    The Marion County Interagency Wildland Task Force has rescinded the countywide voluntary burn ban due to the county receiving an adequate amount of rainfall since the ban was enacted on March 26. “Rainfall in Marion County has been timely, and...
    The Marion County Sheriffs Office is investigating after the charred remains of a 2019 F-250 pickup truck were found in the Florida Highlands. The owner of American Sites & Utilities, Inc. said the truck was stolen from the vicinity of...
      Belleview, Florida -- TSL Commercial Landscaping, located 10521 US-27, Belleview, suffered significant damage Monday following a fire. According to Marion County Fire Rescue, at approximately 6:54 p.m, units were dispatched to the fire after callers reported seeing smoking coming from...
    Seven people were displaced after an early morning fire destroyed their home Monday. According to a press release, Ocala Fire Rescue (OFR) responded to the residential fire in the 1100 block of Northeast Ninth Ave., at 7:31 a.m. When units arrived,...
    Aunt Fannie’s, a popular Belleview restaurant, located at 6147 Abshier Boulevard, Belleview, was heavily damaged by a fire early Wednesday morning. At approximately 12:05 a.m, Marion County Fire Rescue units were dispatched after a Good Samaritan saw smoke and called...
    An Ocala man is being held on a $125,000 bond after he was arrested for attempting to burn down the Florida Department of Children and Families Services building while it was occupied. According to the Ocala Police department, Tommy Lee...
    The Market of Marion flea market, following a recent fire, has passed all of their inspections. The Market will re-open for business on Saturday, September 14, to vendors and customers. However, vendors will be required to be off the property...
    Belleview, Florida — Marion County Fire Rescue crews Monday night were fighting a massive fire at the Market of Marion flea market, located at 12888 Southeast U.S. 441. MCFR Public Information Officer James P. Lucas said that 17 units and...
    Homosassa -- It was a sad day for Citrus County as the main tiki hut at Crumps Landing, located at 11210 West Halls River Road, Homosassa, was destroyed by a fire. This is the second time Crumps Landing has faced...
    Ocklawaha -- A man was arrested after it was determined that he shot his mother and set the house on fire. At approximately 3:20 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a residential fire at 16663 SE 53rd Street, Ocklawaha. Upon...
    The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a recreational vehicle traffic crash that occurred at approximately 4 a.m., Wednesday. According to a Marion County Fire Rescue press release, the accident took place in the 13000 block of Southeast 47th Avenue, Belleview, near the Tropical...
      Firefighters from four different stations battled a blaze that destroyed Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church, located at 11818 N Ohio St., Dunnellon. According to Marion County Fire Rescue, at approximately 12:18 a.m., units responded to the church after a caller reported...
    Macy's prices were on fire Tuesday, October 16, after an unknown suspect entered the store and set ablaze to part of the clothing section. Ocala Police Department investigators now have a person of interest in the case. The suspect is wanted...
    Hernando, Florida -- At approximately 4:27 a.m.,  Citrus County Fire Rescue responded to a fire at 3671 E. Turquoise Lane, Hernando. When crews first arrived, they found a $5,000-square-foot... READ MORE  
    Summerfield, Florida -- The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a mobile home fire Monday that left four adults without a home. The American Red Cross has since stepped in to help. Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) was dispatched to the 17000...
    A man was charged with Criminal Mischief, which is a misdemeanor, Sunday after a pastor discovered that he had burned two American flags outside the Congregational Church, located at 15421 South Highway 301. The flags had been put on display...

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    Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters said a residence and attached barn that had been struck by lightning was fully engulfed in flames by the time they arrived. MCFR was dispatched to the 6900 block of Northwest 90th Avenue, Monday after...