Firefighters rescue several dogs after fire tears through Marion County home

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — A Summerfield family was burned out of their home early Monday, Marion County Fire Rescue officials said.


Shortly after 5 a.m., a 911 caller prompted firefighters to rush to the 6900 block of SE 147th Street.

Crews arrived to an active house fire.

As some firefighters began an offensive attack on the blaze, others began searching the home for possible occupants.

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Officials said two residents inside were able to escape the house and were not hurt.

Firefighters declared the fire under control after about 20 minutes on scene.

They said they were then able to rescue five dogs, but a puppy could not be located.

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The American Red Cross also responded to help the displaced family.

MCFR said the fire appeared to be accidental in nature.

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