MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Marion County Fire Rescue spent part of their Christmas Day fighting back-to-back structure fires.
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The first call occurred at 9:47 a.m. in the 5400 block of SE 30th Court. A 911 caller said a mobile home on the property was fully involved.
Fire crews arrived to find about 50% of the mobile home on fire and began search and rescue to ensure no one was inside.
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During multiple search attempts, no one was found, and the battalion chief determined the fire was under control at 10:04 a.m.
Before 1 p.m., crews received another call to the 10800 block of SE 50th Ave. This time the 911 callers reported smoke coming from the garage.
Once crews arrived, they called a second alarm to the quadplex and began to fight the fire.
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Again, firefighters conducted a search and rescue but did not locate anyone inside.
Deputy Chief Robert Graff stated, “It is a tragedy to work any fire, more so on Christmas Day. The men and women of MCFR are selfless servants and courageous first responders. The rapid response and quick deployment of hose lines ensured no other adjacent structures were affected.”
There were no injuries in the two separate fires, and they are under investigation to determine the cause.
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