Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a single family home fire reported at 1:00 p.m. on the four hundred block of SW 19th Street.
Smoke was visible from the exterior of the structure as firefighters approached the home. Three fire engine companies, two rescue units, a squad vehicle, safety officer and battalion chief worked aggressively to contain the fire to the room of origin. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
Residents evacuated the building prior to firefighter’s arrival thanks to the warning of passers-by who noticed the smoke and advised the elder woman to exit. Both occupants, the senior and her dog, were able to exit the home unharmed.