• Massive fire rips through portion of Marion County flea market

    By: Megan Cruz , James Tutten


    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - Marion County firefighters battled to put out a massive fire Monday evening at a building used as a weekend flea market.

    Each weekend, hundreds of vendors set up booths at the Market of Marion, to sell items from antiques to clothing to produce. 

    The fire started near Highway 441 around 7 p.m. 


    Photos and video shared by Marion County Fire Rescue shows flames burning in several areas of the market.

    Investigators are continuing to search for what caused the fire. 

    The general manager of the market said vendors and patrons should stay tuned to the market's Facebook page for updates.

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