Six units from Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at 2331 SW 3rd Avenue at 3:20 p.m.
Smoke and flames where visible as Engine #3 arrived on scene. Upon entry of the home crews identified the location of the fire, the kitchen area, and where able to contain the flames within. A search of the unit confirmed the home was unoccupied at the time, with the exception of two dogs that dwelled inside.
Both canines were removed from the home immediately upon their discoveries. Although they were retrieved without burns or visible injuries, despite Engine #1’s crews CPR efforts, only one survived the incident.