Lawn mower fire destroys large portion of Ocala house

A fire that is being blamed on a lawn mower destroyed a significant portion of an Ocala home Friday and left the owner with minor injuries.

An Ocala firefighter battles a blaze that was started by a lawn mower this past Wednesday morning in the garage of a home located in the 1500 block of NE 46th Road.

Eight Ocala Fire Rescue units were dispatched to the 1500 block of NE 46th Road at 11:05 a.m. in response to a call for help regarding a vehicle fire. Flames burning through the roof were visible as units approached the single-level family home, a report says.

Upon arrival, firefighters were advised that bystanders had assisted the homeowner in getting across a nearby road and out of harm’s way.

After confirming no one was in the structure, firefighters quickly attacked the flames, which were spreading from the garage into the attic.

Firefighters check debris for flames after a lawn mower fire destroyed a large portion of an Ocala home this past Wednesday morning.

The fire was brought under control at 11:28 a.m. The homeowner was transported to a local hospital.

Officers from the Ocala Police Department and units from Marion County Fire Rescue also responded to help.

Nothing but burned debris was left behind this past Wednesday morning when a lawn mower fire erupted in the garage of an Ocala home.
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