• Fire destroys elderly woman's mobile home in Ocala


    OCALA, Fla. - Ocala fire officials said an elderly woman's mobile home was destroyed in a fire Tuesday evening.

    Crews responded to the home on SW Third Avenue in the Town and Country mobile home community shortly before 6:30 p.m. Heavy fire was visible when firefighters arrived at the home, officials said.

    The homeowner, an elderly woman, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene, according to the fire department.

    Officials said her home is considered a total loss. It's unclear if smoke detectors in the home were working at the time.

    The fire marshal has been called in to investigate the cause of the fire.

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